Today is Fantasy day on the blog and at the QSF discussions page on Facebook. Today I’m in an Arthurian mood.
The King Arthur legend was put together from a series of historical facts and stories at a certain point in time, so it’s not really accurate to call it “history”. Nevertheless, it’s historical in that it does reflect a certain point in time in what’s now the UK.
But what if Arthur had been gay, and had betrayed Guinevere with Lancelot instead of the other way around?
We have a rich tradition of Fantasy novels based on history (or in some cases – Guy Gavriel Kay, I’m looking at you – on the “feeling” of history in various places.
So what if we re-told some of these well-known stories with an LGBT angle?
So my questions to you today: What legend or historical story would you like to recast as an LGBT Fantasy? And have you read any books that have done this, and how successful were they?