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So, I have a question. How would you define "sword and sorcery" fantasy? I thought it was simply stories that utilized those features, but in another group, a writer much more widely read in fantasy than I had a different take on it. I've referred to my writing as sword-and-sorcery before, but now I'm wondering if that's a mislabel.
I have to admit that I quickly get lost when it comes to labeling genres - there seem to be so many sets and subsets that it's first, difficult to keep track of them all! (lol), and second, someone will always feel they've been mis-labeled.ReplyDelete
So my remedy (probably more for me than others) is to use broad enough labels that at least point in a general direction the story is heading. But if someone self-describes his/her story as a certain genre, I'll try to go with the author's opinion as he/she probably knows that story better than me! :-)
But to answer your question, "sword and sorcery" in my mind, is high fantasy (medieval'ish, but not necessarily) with fighting, adventure, wizards, and quests. Does that fit your writing? What's your definition of S&S? :-)