[LMB] OT TSK - Echoes - well moving off topic

Cathy M. cmonblatt at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 17:54:17 BST 2019


Needing something pleasant, I checked.  Villains by Necessity is available
in Kindle .  If you use Kindle Unlimited, it is free (except for whatever
Kindle Unlimited costs).  Otherwise  $5.23

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 2:43 AM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

> The whole "Dark Lord" thing always reminds me of Zoroastrianism.  In
> Zoroastrian belief, you have the good lord, Ahura Mazda (or Ormazd in
> modern Persian) and the evil lord, Ahriman (I disremember his name in Old
> Persian and am too lazy to look it up; it's late here.)  These two powers,
> of equal power but opposite alignment and goals, strive endlessly for
> victory and domination over the whole world.
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> For an interesting look at what happens when things get too far out of
> balance, try* Villains by Necessity,* by Eve Forward.  In there, you have a
> fairly-standard fantasy world, only one where Good has so thoroughly won
> that the universe itself is going off-balance.  So a bunch of evil
> characters (an assassin, a Dark Knight, and some others---I can't remember,
> offhand, I haven't seen the book in years and wish they'd either reprint it
> or make it available on Kindle) have to set out on a quest to restore evil
> to the world before things go really unpleasant.
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