In November, we announced that A J Dalton would be releasing an exegesis titled "The Sub-Genres of British Fantasy Literature" for Academia Lunare. The moment has arrived and the launch date is set for the 14th of February 2017. And what a marvellous Valentine's gift it would make!
The official retail price is £9.99 for the paperback and £3.99 for the e-book.
If you pre-order from Luna Press directly you can get the paperback at the discounted price of £7.99.
E-book pre-orders can be made through the usual Kindle, Nook, iBook channels.
The book is accessible, informative and challenging, regardless of whether you explore it as a reader or as a writer.
Fantasy author Juliet E. McKenna said: “Thoughtful, insightful, while sure to prompt debate, and that can only benefit all facets of the fantasy genre.”
"The PhD was fundamentally written to show how meaningful the genre of fantasy literature is," explaines Adam. "Each sub-genre (e.g. high fantasy, epic fantasy, urban fantasy, grimdark fantasy, etc) reflects or reacts against the dominant social and political values of its time (often a decade or so). Implicitly, each distinct sub-genre is also an exploration of a distinct philosophy. Finally, such terms and concepts are used to site and describe the sub-genre of 'metaphysical fantasy', which I coined back in 2008 when launching the novel Necromancer's Gambit and the Metaphysical Fantasy website, a sub-genre which is now one of the standard categories in Amazon."