"When myth incarnates in the waking world...”

Mythorealistic Writers, Artists, Thinkers

Elohim Creating Adam by William Blake

Lani K. Thompson: creator of the term "mythorealism" and author of The Red Dance, the first novel in the epic fantasy saga Of Faegild and Other Dreams.

C.S. Thompson: author of the Noctiviganti saga, Prayers for Nothing, the Mandarin Empire dialogues, Mythorealism: When Myth Incarnates in the Waking World and several volumes of poetry, dark fantasy fiction, metaphysical speculation and martial arts writing.

David Douglas Thompson: creator of Relationship Theory, the metaphysical basis for Mythorealism. Composer of classical and dark ambient music.

Jason Thompson: developer, with David Douglas Thompson, of Relationship Theory.

Cicely Thompson: painter of landscapes and portraits from the realm of Myth.


Clive Barker: English author, film director and visual artist known for his fantasy and horror writing. He is the author of Imajica, Weaveworld, The Great and Secret Show and The Hellbound Heart.

Zdzislaw Beksiński: Polish painter, artist and sculptor who painted what was called "fantastic realism."

Emma Bull: Bull won the Locus Award for Best First Novel when War for the Oaks was published in 1987. Since then, she's written a number of books, including Bone Dance, Finder and The Princess and the Lord of Night .

Neil Gaiman: British author of numerous books including Neverwhere, American Gods and the Sandman graphic novels.

Sergei Lukyanenko: Lukyanenko was born in Kazakhstan and writes in Russian. He is the author of Night Watch, Day Watch, Twilight Watch, Last Watch and New Watch.

Ekaterina Sedia: is a Russian writer who now lives in the United States. She is the author of The Alchemy of Stone, The House of Discarded Dreams and The Secret History of Moscow.