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Is it possible to be an Objectivist and a fantasy story writer ( and poet ) at the same time? Is creating fantastic creatures,  worlds ( sometimes religions) and characters who battle and over come evil by their own individual methods and skills in line with Objectivist ethics? 

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If you have a story to tell, tell it.  Ms. Rand once said that it is impossible to relate a new idea in an old way, but when it comes to writing, I believe that she was mistaken.

 

I think that the high fantasy genre is a great place to display Objectivist thinking.  Since the writer is in control of the world, the writer can make sure that that world is consistent and operates under objective rules.

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Is it possible to be an Objectivist and a fantasy story writer ( and poet ) at the same time?

Absolutely.

Is creating fantastic creatures,  worlds ( sometimes religions) and characters who battle and over come evil by their own individual methods and skills in line with Objectivist ethics?

Absolutely.

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Absolutely.  Objectivism as an Aesthetic Theory is about content, not genre.  In fact one could argue the popularity of fantasy films in modern times, from heroic fantasy (Lord of the Rings) to Super Heroes (Marvel) in that  they do heroic fiction better in ways people relate too then a lot of cinema. 

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On 12/20/2014 at 11:07 PM, Collectivist said:

Is it possible to be an Objectivist and a fantasy story writer ( and poet ) at the same time? Is creating fantastic creatures,  worlds ( sometimes religions) and characters who battle and over come evil by their own individual methods and skills in line with Objectivist ethics? 

It depends if the theme of the novel, and/or its protagonists, contradict Objectivist principles. 

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On 6/9/2017 at 6:26 PM, Tom Rennick said:

It depends if the theme of the novel, and/or its protagonists, contradict Objectivist principles. 

My e-books (Sigfried series ) on sale at Amazon  is exactly what you refered to (good battles evil and struggles and overcomes)

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