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#114 - Fantasy: why does it have rules?

Ep. 114

Our pre-occupation with Game of Thrones and Todd's obsession with Dungeons and Dragons has led to this: a huge conversation about the templates of fantasy, why we think fantasy has "rules," and why fans are reluctant to concede that there shouldn't be any rules. We talk about so much related to this topic that it's difficult to sum up but some things to check out:


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Things we mention:

https://www.amazon.com/Throne-Crescent-Moon-Kingdoms-Book-ebook/dp/B0064VQDHI

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Myth-Joseph-Campbell/dp/0385418868

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077R6QT4F/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-J-R-R-Tolkien/dp/0544003411/

https://www.amazon.com/Le-Guin-Ursula-K/e/B000AQ2M2S

https://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-Mary-Wollstonecraft-Shelley/dp/1724902334/

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=anne+mccaffrey+dragon+riders+of+pern+series&crid=1OV6ZMN928JHU&sprefix=anne+mc%2Caps%2C192&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_7