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Old 2015-11-07, 23:25   #17
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Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
If you are able to get a copy of "Good Omens" it would be super cool. I have a copy on my bookshelf. It is truly fall-down funny.



If you haven't explored Terry Pratchett's Disc World, then you haven't properly lived. Seriously.

Depending on your "angle of attack", you might start from the beginning, or from the books involving Death, or Witches, or the Police, or the Wizards...

Many dismiss Pratchett as fantasy. They are fools; this is hard fantasy.
CJ Cherryh writes speculative fiction which ranges from classic space opera sci-fi, to elves, fairies, and other supernaturals. Supernaturals are drawn from both Celtic legend (as in pookas), and Russian (wizards, rusalka, 'river thing', 'yard thing,' 'house thing.') I don't remember the Russian names clearly, but the latter three ended in '-voy'.

All I'm saying is that many settings can encompass enjoyable fantasies. After all, magic and incomprehensible technology are interchangeable in fiction.
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