Is Sword and Sorcery Dead?

What:
Panel
When:
10:00 AM, Saturday 15 Feb 2020 (50 minutes)
Where:
Marina 3
Tags:
Fantasy
Discussion:
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Some see “sword and sorcery” as a pejorative term applied to an outdated fantasy subgenre. “Sword” suggests a medieval-like milieu, and “sorcery” indicates magic. Typically, S&S protagonists of whatever gender are physically gifted (muscular, exceptionally fast, etc.); S&S antagonists are magically capable and deeply dastardly. But most of today’s adventure-fantasy heroes and villains tend to be a bit more nuanced. Are true S&S novels still written and read? If so, do they deserve the bad rap the genre sometimes receives?
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