I’m happy to share Marian Lee’s thoughtful comparison of the genres of magical realism and visionary fiction from her rich, colorful blog. Her first post, The Visionary Perspective, introduces visionary fiction and how it relates to her charming book, The Lioness of Brumley Hall. The follow-up, Revealing the Magical, compares the two genres, but also explores the uses of combining them:
“The combination of visionary and magical realism also allows me to overcome the “la la” aspect of being too precious in expressing the spiritual wisdom of the former, but also from succumbing to the harsh political commentary of the latter.”
More power to Marian for expanding genres, supporting the visionary fiction cause, and infusing middle grade books with higher consciousness!