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

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 19:21:06 BST 2019


Thanks.   Last time I'd looked, it wasn't available.  Got it.

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 11:55 AM Cathy M. <cmonblatt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> > 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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