Check out this great post from author Nicholad T. Davis as he breaks down the various categories within the Fantasy genre
WHAT IS FANTASY?
As promised, in honor of my new fantasy novel, Bargo Lynden: Adventure of A Lifetime, I’m bringing you the second half of my genre series, which relates to the field of fantasy. Fantasy is a fictional genre which is usually set in a fictitious universe, often, but not always without locations, events, or people found in the real world. Most forms of fantasy use some form of magic or supernatural powers as a main element in their plot, theme, or setting.
As there are several sub-genres, many more than science fiction, we’ll only touch base on those that are most common. If you are unfamiliar with any of the genres below, you can go to Wikipedia to look up their definitions, or to the link at the bottom of the page.
Most people are familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien, Frank Baum, C.S. Lewis, and others who paved…
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