At the Black Gate III

This week’s post at Black Gate may be of some interest even to those who don’t read fantasy fiction, as I underline the obvious link between a famous essay of Poul Anderson’s and the 2005 essay I wrote for the Revisiting Narnia anthology. I note that although “On Thud and Blunder” appears to have had an amount of impact on the field with regards to the need to pay more attention to realism, that obviously didn’t hold true for one particular area to which Anderson himself specifically drew attention.

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