I've been noticing an awful lot of these sorts of posts lately.. that the Fantasy Genre is some how a Fascist construct.. At least unless its Micheal Moorecock or China Meivelle writing it..
Typically my eyes glaze over any time words like " Fascism " and " Marxist theory " start getting tossed around in concert with words like " escapist fiction " and " Metaphors " I begin to immediately consider who ever is using them to be a tad to over educated for their own good.
Apparently if your protagonist supports a deposed monarch, is male, is anything other than a base level prole who's fighting to remove oppression from other proles... then you support the status quo.. and that means you are a fascist..
Tolkien is of course constantly trotted out as being the worst offender.. I imagine Howard dosen't rank much higher.. after all Conan did become King...
bit rambly maybe but this whole thing just astounds me....
Brian Aldiss, August 18, 1925 — August 19, 2017
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