Folklore and Mythology are Strong Influences in Modern Fantasy

Modern fantasy authors have often been inspired by the wealth of folklore and mythology across many cultures, both current and ancient. L. Ron Hubbard, well-known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, had this to say about the fantasy genre…

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Filipino Fantastic Fiction

Vida Cruz’s award-winning fantastic fiction is a deeply moving “Beauty & the Beast” tale based on Filipino folklore entitled “Odd and Ugly.”

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Science Fiction is the herald of possibility: How fantastic fiction has become science fact

Science fiction—earlier termed fantastic fiction and later speculative fiction for its probing multi-sided search of the world of “What If?”—has anticipated major developments in science and technology for decades.