Epic Fantasy Chat
Over at Clarkesworld Magazine there is a giant discussion about the question of epic fantasy - what it is, how do we recognize it, why do you write it - and there are some heavy hitting authors chiming in:
I don't care so much about making a distinction between epic and urban and arthurian, and all the other boxes marketing departments put fantasy work into. I'm just happy so much quality fantasy is being written and published.Patrick Rothfuss: Honestly? I'm not sure I do [write Epic Fantasy]. As I mentioned above, if you think Epic Fantasy means "big" fantasy, then yeah. Sure, I write it. My books are long.But if Epic Fantasy means a story that centers around clashing armies, apocalypses, and other titanic, world-changing events, then that's not really me.