Originally Posted by teh603
Potter may have been mediocre, but it did breathe new life into fantasy the way Star Wars helped sci-fi. I doubt we'd have had the wide spectrum of fantasy available today if she hadn't published it.
Sometimes a mediocre work at the right time is better than a masterpiece at the wrong one.
I never thought much of Star Wars as sci-fi, although as fantasy and allegory it had a certain appeal.