The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

Paperback - 2006
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The definitive edition of a cult classic by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones.

Imagine that all fantasy novels--the ones featuring dragons, knights, wizards, and magic--are set in the same place. That place is called Fantasyland. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland is your travel guide, a handbook to everything you might find: Evil, the Dark Lord, Stew, Boots (but not Socks), and what passes for Economics and Ecology. Both a hilarious send-up of the cliches of the genre and an indispensable guide for writers, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland has been nearly impossible to find for years. Now this cult classic is back, and readers can experience Diana Wynne Jones at her very best: incisive, funny, and wildly imaginative. This is the definitive edition of The Tough Guide, featuring a new map, an entirely new design, and additional material written for it by Diana Wynne Jones.

World Fantasy Award Finalist

A Hugo Award Finalist (Nonfiction)

Alternative Title: Fantasyland
Publisher: New York : Firebird, 2006.
Edition: Rev. and updated ed.
ISBN: 9780142407226
Branch Call Number: 828.91402
Characteristics: 234 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.


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Jan 15, 2015

Be your tastes Forgotten Realms, TOR fantasy, or J.R.R. Tolkien, this book satirizes the all-too-common cliches that appear in works of myth and legend. A perfect companion to any fantasy novel.


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