[LMB] What I am reading.

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Tue Apr 17 18:58:52 BST 2018


On Apr 17, 2018, at 1:33 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> What I'm reading: commentary by Sir PTerry, upon the difference between
> witches and wizards.
> Things have changed since then...  I think no one in 1985 could have
> imagined the Aes Sedai.
> 
> Written before Equal Rites was published, but obviously not before it was
> imagined.
> https://ansible.uk/misc/tpspeech.html

What he says about the clichés of fantasy?  Read Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland for a great (mocking but fond) examination of those tropes — and then Dark Lord of Derkholm where she brings that fantasy tourism to life.

Katherine



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