Wed, 8 August 2007
Sarah Beth Durst has written a delightful fantasy novel - Into the Wild - which details the adventures of fairytale characters ... who have escaped the fairytale. I'll post a proper review, soon ... but, in the meantine, I wanted to say a little about "meta-fiction," in general...
What is "meta-fiction"? Well, it's fiction in which the story is in some sense about the very telling of the story. You could have characters escaping from one story into another - as in Durst's novel - or discovery of a novel within a novel that tells the story of the first novel ...
There's something intellectually delicious about this. Indeed, any time there is any action around the boundaries of stories - whether from characters leaving stories (also seen in
Category:Science Fiction -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT