Who invented the modern fantasy genre?

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Sat Aug 21 04:28:51 EDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 10:28:21PM +0100, Minnow wrote:

>Having now been sent a copy of the review, I find it slightly alarming to
>have Eddings, Feist and Goodkind described as "giants".

[snip stuff with which I agree]

>Does "giant" just refer to the thickness of the tomes, or the height of the
>writers, or am I missing something wonderful in these books?

I rather suspect that it refers to the size of the pile of books their
name will help to sell.

Though it might be interesting to correlate authors' heights with their
critical acclaim and sales figures...

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