„I think that the soul of fantasy—or second-world fantasy at least—is our problematic relationship with nostalgia.“
— Daniel Abraham speculative fiction writer from the United States 1969
Contexto: I don't find fantasy to be more or less suited to philosophical questions than any other genre, really. I think that the soul of fantasy—or second-world fantasy at least—is our problematic relationship with nostalgia. The impulse to return to a golden age seems to be pretty close to the bone, at least in western cultures, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it's a human universal. For me, it's tied up with the experience of aging and the impulse to recapture youth. Epic fantasy, I think, takes its power from that. We create golden eras and either celebrate them or—more often—mourn their loss.
Interview with Peter Orullian http://orullian.com/writing/danielabraham_interview.html