sentient buildings

Allison Marles apm at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Nov 19 13:50:40 EST 2004


On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 06:15:52PM -0000, Dorian E. Gray wrote:
> Oh yeah, I had a sentient house in a role-playing game I ran once.  But it
> only murdered would-be burglars. :-)  Come to think of it, it was loosely
> based on Charles de Lint's Tamson House.  And I've a notion there was a
> sentient castle in the "Pelmen the Powershaper" trilogy by...googles
> frantically...Robert Don Hughes, that was him.  There's more of these things
> around than I'd first thought!
> 
> Dorian.

Other sentient buildings include the Woodwold in Spindle's End by Robin
McKinley and the Unseen University in Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett.
So clearly the idea of sentient buildings is much less unusual.

Allison
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