Sharon Micenko wembleyware at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 12:17:59 BST 2019

> You can gain a lot comparing the details with real-life Midwestern maps and
> histories, but it's important to remember that just because the bones are
> shaped like the US and the larger behaviors of people match the US Midwest,
> that doesn't make this 1000 years from now in the real-life world.
> Ogachi is located about where Chicago would have been (and its name is made
> of the same letters - only missing a C). Locations of
> iron/coal/copper/lantern oil etc roughly match where they've been found in
> the US as well.
> But magic is real, and the history is very different. Also, migration of
> farmers is coming from the south instead of the east. Also, the Hardboil
> River, roughly matching the Tennessee River, has been re-routed to empty
> into the Mississippi River instead of the Ohio River (important for one of
> the later stories).

I’d figured out from the firefly scene and others that they weren’t just ordinary people 1000 years from now, but it gives a reasonable impression of the climate and vegetation and things like that.



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