Dissecting Dragons: Episode 109: Into the East - Fantasy Settings Tolkien Never Used

March 16, 2018

Episode 109: Into the East - Fantasy Settings Tolkien Never Used

 

For most of us the word 'fantasy' conjures up a rugged, natural landscape with a more historical seeming setting (usually medieval) and possibly Alpine mountain ranges in the back ground. This is certainly one fantasy setting and thanks to the Grandfather of the fantasy genre, J.R.R.Tolkien, it's often the default setting. This week the dragons delve into fantasy worlds set elsewhere than the Western world. Exploring the questions of diversity and race in conjunction with setting and discussing what exactly makes a good fantasy setting, Madeleine and Jules talk about some of their favourite non-European set fantasy books. On the docket this week - Across the Nightingale Floor- Lian Hearne, Marvel's Black Panther, Shadows on the Moon - Zoe Marriott and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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