[LMB] Heinlein

brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Oct 4 02:48:09 BST 2021



> On Oct 3, 2021, at 7:28 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> One problem with both Harry Potter and the Anita Blake books, IMO, is
> poorly-thought-out world-building.
> 
> To be fair to her, Rowling never expected her books to become such an
> enormous success, and since she was (originally at least) mainly writing
> for children and teens, she didn't think things through as thoroughly as
> she might have.  And I don't think Hamilton expected the Anita Blake books
> to go on for anything like as long as they have.  Even so, though, I can
> pick holes in both series' backgrounds all day long.

True.   And it’s a much, much darker world than I want kids to read about.

But she couldn’t even build a rational sport.


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