This is a continuation of the Science Fiction / Fantasy Genre Glossary Project posts! Wow that’s a mouthful. For the complete genre index click here.
What is Light Fantasy?
Light fantasy runs the gamut from humor to pure escapism. Light fantasy can be defined as light in tone, or fantasy that stays away from the dark side of human nature. It is on the opposite end of the spectrum from dark fantasy.
- The Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
- Xanth books by Piers Anthony
These examples fall under ”light in tone’. What do you consider light fantasy?