Well, I am finally back to producing the podcast. It has been a while, but I have a few new episodes lined up in which I will be discussing general subjects related to the fantasy genre. In that sense, we might think of this as the General Series, season 2. This should occupy me through to December, at which point I will break from teaching and be able to produce a lecture series on another fantasy novel.
Direct Download – 22:29 – 20.7mb mp3
This episode basically deals with the changes in fantasy over the last 30 – 40 years. I look at those changes through the lenses of sex, cursing, and violence to see how the genre has “grown up” and become much more mature in its themes.
I, of course, have my own opinions on whether this is all good, and I am not afraid to share them, but I’d love to have a discussion with you about it, so drop me a comment if you agree or disagree.