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This sub-genre is also known as modern-day or indigenous fantasy. These terms are used to describe stories set in the “real world” (often referred to as consensus reality) in contemporary times, in which, it is revealed, magic and magical creatures secretly exist, either living in the interstices of our world or leaking over from alternate worlds. It thus has much in common with, and sometimes overlaps with, the “secret history,” a work of fantasy in which the magic could not remain secret does not fit into this sub-genre. Occasionally certain contemporary fantasy novels will also make reference to pop culture. J.K. Rowling‘s works are good examples, with their backdrop setting of modern-day England.