Uncertainty about ends: Terry Pratchett on The Carpet People and what fantasy should be about

Forty-three year old Terry Pratchett on re-reading the original The Carpet People, which he wrote at 17:

Hang on. I wrote that in the days when I thought fantasy was all battles and kings. Now I think that the real concerns fantasy ought to be about not having battles, and doing without kings. I’ll just re-write it here and there…

Terry Pratchett – Prologue to The Carpet People

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