Epic Fantasy Database

Epic edited by John Joseph Adams

There is a sickness in the land. Prophets tell of the fall of empires, the rise of champions. Great beasts stir in vaults beneath the hills, beneath the waves. Armies mass. Gods walk. The world will be torn asunder. Epic fantasy is storytelling at its biggest and best. From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the mega-popular fantasy novels of today, these are the stories that express our greatest hopes and fears, that create worlds so rich we long to return to them again and again, and that inspire us with their timeless values of courage and friendship in the face of ultimate evil—tales that transport us to the most ancient realms, and show us the most noble sacrifices, the most astonishing wonders. Return again to lands you’ve loved, or visit magical new worlds. Victory against the coming darkness is never certain, but one thing’s for sure—your adventure will be epic.
I’m editing a new reprint anthology of epic fantasy short fiction for Tachyon Publications. (If "epic fantasy" is unclear to you, I'm using it synonymously with "high fantasy.") It will be called Epic and will be released sometime this fall. As I’ve done with most of my other anthologies, I’d like to solicit recommendations, so if you have any outstanding examples of epic/high fantasy fiction you’d like to point out to me, please feel free to let me know about them by entering them into this database. I'm primarily interested in short fiction, but if you want to recommend novels or novel series, that is welcome too, as I may include a "for further reading" list in the anthology. If you are a writer and would like to recommend your own story, that's fine too, and if so, you should feel free to also email me a copy in RTF or Doc format to jjadams.anthology [at] gmail [dot] com. Please put "Epic" in the subject line, and indicate where the story first appeared in the body of your email. Note: I'm also soliciting recommendations for a parallel worlds/portal fantasy anthology: http://tinyurl.com/OtherWorldsThanThese

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