Fantasy (Required Readings)

44 Creation

(2002)

Jeffrey Ford

The 21st century is an interesting time for fantasy, as it is for SF. Scholars do not quite know what will shake out and stick as true pivot points of the genres, or what themes will still resonate with later audiences, but I have a few educated guesses. Thankfully, many writers of the last 15 years are smarter than their predecessors on copyright law and the power of exposure to large audiences, so much of the recent catalog of up-and-coming writers is free online. Such as this story. Also available as audio on the webpage.