mundane n. 1

a non-imaginative story



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  • 1946 H. Warner, Jr. in Horizons (vol. 7, iss. 4, whole no. 27) Jun. 1 page image Harry Warner, Jr.

    Not all the stories in this book are fantasy. ‘Asaph’, ‘His Wife’s Deceased Sister’, ‘A Piece of Red Calico’, and the inevitable ‘The Lady, or the Tiger?’ are mundanes, and definitely inferior in literary worth to the remainder of the volume.

  • 1959 R. H. Eney Fancyclopedia II 48 Dick Eney bibliography

    Dressed-up Mundanes, hackwork in which fantastic elements could be replaced with non-fantastic ones without changing the plot essentially.

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antedating 1946

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from Fancyclopedia II.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1946 cite.

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