What is fantasy?

  • (noun): Fiction with a large amount of fantasy in it.
    Synonyms: phantasy
    See also — Additional definitions below

Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two, both of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.

Read more about Fantasy.

Some articles on fantasy:

Fantasy - Subculture
... such as publishers, editors, authors, artists, and scholars within the fantasy genre get together yearly at the World Fantasy Convention ... The World Fantasy Awards are presented at the convention ... Florida's FX Show and MegaCon, cater to fantasy and horror fans ...
Warmaster Ancients Gameplay
... before Warmaster Ancients were published, there had been attempts to use the fantasy rules for purely historical armies ... However, they had significant drawbacks – cavalry under the fantasy rules were too powerful, skirmishers too weak and some historical troop types were not catered for at all ... Warmaster Ancients follows the same basic procedure as Warmaster Fantasy, but differs in the following way Magic, dragons and other such are naturally not present in this rule set (although historical ...
Characters Of Final Fantasy IV
... Ltd.'s role-playing game Final Fantasy IV features a large number of characters designed by Yoshitaka Amano ... The game's 2008 sequel, Final Fantasy IV The After Years is set seventeen years after Final Fantasy IV and introduces a slew of new characters that ... An intersequel between Final Fantasy IV and The After Years, Final Fantasy IV Interlude, was also released for the PlayStation Portable in 2011 ...
Fantasy Literature
... Fantasy literature is fantasy in written form ... literature has composed the majority of fantasy works ... Since the 1960s however, a growing segment of the fantasy genre has taken the form of films, television programs, graphic novels, video games, music, painting, and other media ...
Fantasy Tropes And Conventions - Medievalism
... Many creatures seen in fantasy fiction are drawn from the folklore of Europe and the romances of medieval Europe ... Writers from the beginnings of the fantasy genre, such as William Morris in The Well at the World's End and Lord Dunsany in The King of Elfland's Daughter, set their tales in fantasy ... Tolkien set the type even more clearly for high fantasy which is normally based in such a "pseudo-medieval" setting ...

More definitions of "fantasy":

  • (noun): Imagination unrestricted by reality.
    Example: "A schoolgirl fantasy"
    Synonyms: phantasy

Famous quotes containing the word fantasy:

    Fantasy is a product of thought, Imagination of sensibility. If the thinking, discursive mind turns to speculation, the result is Fantasy; if, however, the sensitive, intuitive mind turns to speculation, the result is Imagination. Fantasy may be visionary, but it is cold and logical. Imagination is sensuous and instinctive. Both have form, but the form of Fantasy is analogous to Exposition, that of Imagination to Narrative.
    Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)

    People accept a representation in which the elements of wish and fantasy are purposely included but which nevertheless proclaims to represent “the past” and to serve as a guide-rule for life, thereby hopelessly confusing the spheres of knowledge and will.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    A restaurant is a fantasy—a kind of living fantasy in which diners are the most important members of the cast.
    Warner Leroy, U.S. restaurateur, founder of Maxwell’s Plum restaurant, New York City. New York Times (July 9, 1976)