Fluent in Fantasy: A Guide to Reading Interests

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Libraries Unlimited, 1999 - Education - 260 pages

The rich and complex genre of fantasy fiction appeals to readers of all ages. Designed for readers' advisors and collection development specialists in public, school, and college libraries, this in-depth guide expands upon the material on fantasy fiction offered in Genreflecting. Herald offers a historical and structural overview of the genre, describes 15 subgenres and a score of variations within them, and lists the best and most current reads available in the fantasy arena. Descriptive entries contain information about pertinent review resources, bibliographies, criticism, awards, and organizations. An author/title and subject index help provide easy access to specific titles and authors and an appendix lists recommended fantasy titles for young adults. A must for readers' advisors and collection development specialists, this book will also be valuable to writers, researchers, bookstore owners, and dedicated fans of fantasy fiction.

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Chapter 1Introduction
Chapter 2Overview of the Genre
Chapter 3Sword and Sorcery

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DIANA TIXIER HERALD, a former readers' advisory librarian, is a consultant and lecturer from Grand Junction, Colorado, who specializes in genre fiction. She currently serves as Chair of the ALA Young Adult Services Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee and has been elected to the Margaret A. Edwards Committee.

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