ICKY, STICKY, AND STRANGE

Thoughts on George MacDonald and Fantasy’s First Novel

Genre can be a rigid, exclusionary concept, a law chiseled upon sacred tablets. And yet, fantasy often pulls other creative works into its oozing, pseudopod grasp — absorbing everything in a slow, but deliberate crawl across literature. If the law of genre declares anything with a touch of the supernatural as “fantasy,” then the…

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