High fantasy, also called epic fantasy (and, derisively, elfy-welfy fantasy), is a sub-genre of fantasy, defined either by its setting in an imaginary world or by the epic stature of its characters and plot.
Marshall Tymn, Kenneth Zahorski and Robert H. Boyer distinguished between high fantasy, set in a fully realized secondary world, and low fantasy, which features supernatural intrusions into our own world.
- Epic Fantasy entry in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.
- High Fantasy entry in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.
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