By Andrew Rayment
"The books are real whereas fact is lying..." Championing the preferred delusion style at the comparable phrases as its readers, Rayment casts a severe eye over the substance and techniques of political critique within the fable novels of Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman and China Miéville. Ranging throughout topics as different as beautiful fundamentalism and innovative trains, encountering pervert-priests, dwarf hermaphrodites and sex-scarred fans and puzzling over the homicidal developments of fairy stories and opera, Fantasy, Politics, Postmodernity develops a theoretically wide-ranging and illuminating account of ways the novels of those writers do and don't maintain politically insightful critique of the genuine international, whereas bringing highbrow and moral issues to endure at the renowned delusion shape.
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