"Many authors among the PulpRev and Superversive literary movements belong to Generation Y. They're not only establishing themselves as skilled artists, they're actively seeking to inspire cultural change."
Currently reading 'The Ember Blade' by Chris Wooding. It's about as traditional fantasy as you're going to get. And it can still be read in a progressive light, given Kroda's sense of racial superiority, it's blatant sexism and it's attitude that the heroes come from a culture that is backward, chaotic and uncivilised. It's almost like Wooding researched how empires justify their conquests. (And then there are the more poignant moments; a teacher giving a student because her family are too poor to properly eat, echoing food bank Britain, and the Roma like Sards are being moved east- no real world parallels there, no siree.) And what did Wooding say when he wrote this? He just wanted to write a traditional fantasy.