DWJ's answers: Harry Potter
hallieod at indigo.ie
Sat Sep 1 17:02:36 EDT 2001
>What I personally would like is a fantasy that's set in a culture that's
>technologically and sociologically similar to the early 19th century. What
>I would find fascinating is a true Regency novel that's also a
>fantasy--alternate universe, whatever. It's possible; it just needs doing.
>And yeah, there are a few, I'm sure (we could even start a list if you want)
>but again NOT ENOUGH.
I'm really tired, and feeling very stupid, but could you spell out
the distinction? I mean, does Sorcery & Cecelia fit this bill?
The one I found really, really disappointing was _Shadow of Albion_
by Andre Norton and Rosemary Edgehill. I saw it on Amazon shortly
after reading S&C and the Mairelon books and was so excited at the
idea of another Regency/fantasy. You lot have got me well and truly
trained not to use the "B-word" about a book, (and it got 4 stars
from 12 reviews on Amazon, so some people obviously like it!), but I
*didn't*. At all. Had I seen what RE had to say about it in an
author's review, I might have expected less: "James Bond meets Jane
Austen in a Regency that never was". Anyway, I felt better when I
saw a chunk from their second book in the series on Ansible's Thog's
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