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Roots of Fantasy, the: Myth, Folklore, & Archetype (1989) [Anthology]
by Avram Davidson M.J. Engh Karen Joy Fowler Robert R. McCammon Tomoko Oshiro Jessica Amanda Salmonson S.P. Somtow Bruce Taylor Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Anthology of eight stories plus various non-fiction pieces, particularly profiles of the Guest of Honor’s. This is the program book for the 1989 World Fantasy Convention held in Seattle and is a limited edition of 1,000 copies.


  • Preface by Shelley Dutton Berry
  • Opening Remarks by Ginjer Buchanan
  • Introduction: Yoshitaka Amano by Kiyoshi Imaoka & Alex Fleischer [Yoshitaka Amano]
  • Ginjer Buchanan: The Short Version by Suzanne Tompkins & Jerry Kaufman • bg * [Ginjer Buchanan]
  • Avram Davidson: The Fish Unturned by Gene Wolfe • Weird Tales, Winter 1988 - 1989 [Avram Davidson]
  • Without Apparent Effort, an introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin by Vonda N. McIntyre • [Ursula K. Le Guin]
  • Robert R. McCammon (his ownself) by Joe R. Lansdale • [Robert R. McCammon]
  • A.k.a. S.P. Somtow by Deborah L. Notkin • [Somtow Sucharitkul]
  • Joseph Who? by Kris Demien • [Joseph Campbell]
  • Or the Grasses Grow by Avram Davidson
  • Legends for a New Land by Ursula K. Le Guin • speech Mythcon, 1988
  • Chico by Robert R. McCammon
  • Lottery Night by S. P. Somtow
  • Roots by Terry Pratchett • article
  • Little Tales of Ho and Naipon by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  • The Lovesick Simurgh by M. J. Engh
  • Visitation by Greg Bear • vignette, Omni, June 1987
  • Fantastic Heroes Now and Then by Sharon Baker • speech Conference of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 1988
  • The Story of Urashima Taro by Tomoko Oshiro; trans. by Gene Van Troyer
  • The Faithful Companion at Forty by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Master Goes Whacko! by Bruce Taylor

Edited by Shelley Dutton Berry.

Original title: The Roots of Fantasy: Myth, Folklore & Archetype
Original languages: English


Genre: Mythology
Fairy Tales & Folklore

The following works are contained within this one:
     Or the Grasses Grow (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Avram Davidson
     Faithful Companion at Forty, the (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Karen Joy Fowler
     Lovesick Simurgh, the (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: M.J. Engh
     Chico (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert R. McCammon
     Story of Urashima Taro, the (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Tomoko Oshiro
     Lottery Night (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: S.P. Somtow
     Master Goes Whacko!, the (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Bruce Taylor
     Little Tales of Ho and Naipon (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Jessica Amanda Salmonson

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Roots of Fantasy, the: Myth, Folklore, & Archetype (1989)
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Language: English

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