Who invented the modern fantasy genre?

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Mon Aug 23 18:34:39 EDT 2004

On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 10:33:14 -0400, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise wrote:

>> I liked the first Thomas Covenant trilogy.  It acted as an antidote to much
>> of the quest fantasy I had already read, which wasn't exactly bad, just full
>> of unexamined assumptions.  
>I suspect I'm younger than y'all. I was reading kids fantasy (Susan
>Cooper, DWJ) in the late seventies, along with McCaffrey and of course
>Norton, the Great-Grandmother of Fantasy and SF With People In It. :)

You're not younger than me.  I was reading Carolyn Heywood's Betsy books in
the seventies.  :)

Melissa Proffitt

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