Aran, I understand what your getting at. Epic has a very recent slang connotation for awesome, or cool, and not in my opinion a very logical way of describing things. I should have been more specific in my choice of words. By 'good' I meant good enough to stand the test of time and be well regarded. So by saying that I guess nothing newly written could be described as Epic. "Having all the hall marks of becoming an Epic piece of writing" perhaps. Despite being a huge reader I've never specifically studied different forms of writing, genre or Literary Fictions. Good and bad are definitely subjective. Literary Fiction is a phrase that never really made sense to me . I do like your explanation of it, thankyou.