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    Good summary article, it is nice to see some good definitions of what is what among the subgenres of fantasy.

    You mention Slipstream here; I have never understood what this is, exactly. I hope you cover it in a future post, since I am certain I would understand your explanation of that subgenre better than anything I’ve read to puzzle it out so far.

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      Ha! I almost included a parenthetical that “nobody actually knows what slipstream is.” I may have to accept that challenge.

      In reading this over again, it occurs to me that urban fantasy (usually) = modern noir + magic and gaslamp fantasy (usually) = period drama + magic.

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