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  • Michael Moorcock
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    As far as I remember Fritz Leiber invented the term, though it's just possible I did! By and large, though, I'm pretty sure it was Fritz, who also invented 'sword and sorcery' and also, I believe, 'heroic fantasy'.
    Fritz had a knack for that sort of thing!

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  • Marca
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    I'm not sure if Mike invented it or not, but I like the term epic fantasy. It sounds more... epic! 8)

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  • swh
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    Question about epic fantasy

    Hi Mr Moorcock,

    I recently read your Wizardry and Wild Romance and enjoyed it very much. I was intrigued to find out from Wikipedia that in 1961, you suggested "epic fantasy" as a name for the genre that later became S&S. Did you invent the phrase, or were people already using it? What happened to it after it was replaced by "sword and sorcery"?
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