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Fantasy Literature Guide

Branch out into other types of fantasy or discover more of the type you like!


Welcome to the Fantasy Literature Guide.

This is a guide designed for Melbourne Library Services to help their patrons discover more fantasy titles. The guide is arranged by age group, but there is a flexibility with this - you can read at your level or what you enjoy.

What is Fantasy?

Fantasy Literature has worlds or elements that come from the imagination and are far from reality. Fantasy involves a whole range of subcategories that overlap. Chi-Fen Emily Chen (2016) listed 8 subcategories of fantasy: modern folktales, animal fantasy, toy fantasy, magical fantasy, enchanted journeys and alternative worlds, heroic or quest fantasy (high fantasy), supernatural and mystery fantasy, and science fiction. These are just one set of subcategories used, so don't feel limited by them!