Middle Ages, Dark Ages and pre-modern "straight" fantasy

Anita Graham amgraham at cygnus.uwa.edu.au
Mon Aug 14 08:26:47 EDT 2000


At 03:14  14-08-00 +0800, Paul Andinach wrote:


>When you say "80 years behind ours", do you mean that the *world* is
>80 years behind ours, or only the technology? Because it's fairly
>clear that the Chrestomanci novels are contemporary.

I haven't seen that. The clothes, in particular, seem to indicate something 
early 20thC, and perhaps the cars, too.

Why do you think they are contemporary? (And I'd better reread Charmed 
Life, I'd guess.)

Anita


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