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Fantasy

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Topical headingFantasy
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Variant(s)Fantasy fiction
Scope noteHere are entered works of fiction, generally characterized as "High Fantasy," primarily set in imaginary worlds, often peopled by extraordinary creatures, and featuring heroic deeds, epic quests, and elements of magic.
Found inInternational Encyc. of Children's Literature, 1996: p. 303 ("... high fantasy departs from contemporary consensus reality by creating a separate world in which the action takes place.")
Wolfe, G.K. Critical terms for science fiction and fantasy, 1986: p. 52 (High Fantasy is "set in a secondary world ... as opposed to Low Fantasy which contains supernatural intrusions into the 'real' world.")