|Ki'shto'ba and the Companions confront|
"Trojan" Warriors in the marches of Thel'or'ei.
To return to epic fantasy, note that it is "defined either by its taking place in an imaginary world distinct from our own or by the epic stature of its characters, themes and plot." By that light, The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head has to be called epic fantasy. Even though it's laid in a "real" extraterrestrial world governed by scientific laws, it has gods and Seers (which certainly fall in the general category of "imaginative conceptualizing"), it takes place in an imaginary (constructed) world, and its characters, themes, and plots have epic stature. The only reason you might say they don't have epic stature would be if you felt the following Earth myths lack epic stature: the events in the life of Hercules, the Trojan War, Beowulf, The Song of Roland, or myths to be included in later volumes (the story of Atalanta, Meleager, and the Calydonian boar; and Hercules, Chiron, and the Erymanthian boar). And of course I mustn't omit the Golden Fleece! Could anything be more epic than Jason's voyage to recover that lost item? (Parenthetically, I previously wrote a couple of posts about the characteristics of the epic form.)