WtF a Broadcast Episode #7: Mythic Fiction

Yesterday was a special broadcast where all the editors of Way too Fantasy were together in one city, in one room! We talked about mythic fiction, the definition vs what else it can be. Also discussed were various books, movies, and tv shows that we feel represent the genre. To find out what we talked about watch the webcast or check out our notes below the video. (Also, apologize in advance for the bad laptop camera and the abrupt end, blame it on Lisa! ha.)

Panelists:

June Faramore
Lisa Richardson
CJ Casey

Webcast Notes:

  • 0:00:01 – WtF theme and intro
  • 0:01:50 – mythic fiction and Charles de Lint
  • 0:05:20 – utalizing pre-existing mythic elements – C.S. Lewis, N.K. Jemisin
  • 0:08:50 – Neil Gaiman – modern mythology
  • 0:10:26 – breif aside on Battlestar Galactica and The Book of Mormon
  • 0:11:22 – Jules Watson, other mythologies vs Greek/Roman
  • 0:16:43 – Sharon Shinn, tangent on fantasy w/ romantic elements
  • 0:20:58 – Jemisin on writing mythic fiction in foreword to Dreamblood Duology
  • 0:23:23 – more Christian mythology – Testament, Preacher, Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • 0:26:40 – Edith Pattou, East of the Sun West of the Moon, Cupid and Psyche
  • 0:29:52 – more Narnia talk, Rob Thurman
  • 0:31:37 – more Cupid and Psyche
  • 0:33:20 – The Hundred Secret Senses
  • 0:35:20 – YA mythic fiction – Harry Potter series, Percy Jackson series
  • 0:39:53 – movies – The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth
  • 0:44:37 – tv – Hercules, Xena, Beastmaster and lots of campiness
  • 0:50:38 – tv/movies – Highlander, Stargate
  • 0:54:07 – manga/anime – Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
  • 0:58:05 – tech diff./end of broadcast (oops! next time Lisa must remember to plug in her laptop~!)

Recommendations:

Charles de Lint
C.S. Lewis – Chronicles of Narnia
Neil Gaiman – American Gods
N.K. Jemisin – Dreamblood Duology
Sharon Shinn – Archangel
Elizabeth Haydon – Rhapsody
Rob Thurman – Cal Leandros series
Amy Tan – The Hundred Secret Senses
Jules Watson – The Swan Maiden
Edith Pattou – East

Anime/Manga/Graphic novels – Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Preacher, Testament

Movies – Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal

TV – Highlander, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, BeastMaster, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate sg-1

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2 Responses to WtF a Broadcast Episode #7: Mythic Fiction

  1. Katherine Knight says:

    You also may want to throw S.K. Whiteside on the list for books. She writes mythic fiction based on Egyptian Mythology.

    • Thanks for the info! We tend to bring up authors that we’ve read (that way we can chat about the works some) but we are always looking to expand our horizons and discover new authors and books. Thanks again for stopping by!

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