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May 29: Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

A lot of book worlds are scary, but some are fascinating.

Want to Live In

  1. Beta. Louis McMaster Bujold. Space! There’s all sorts of cool technology and multiple planets to visit.

2. Discworld. Terry Practhett. There’s so much strange magic there.

3. Expanse. In the time after the big danger has passed–there’s so many world to explore!

4. Tortall. Tamora Pierce. Definitely only in certain kingdoms and times, but it’d be amazing to see all the magic.

5. Pern. Anne McCaffrey. Sure, there’s a killer star dropping Thread on the planet, but… dragons!

Never Want to Live In

6. Hunter. Mercedes Lackey. Lots of monsters, and not so good protection.

7. Illuminae’s various worlds. Amie Kaufmann & Jay Kristoff. Sure, it’s also in space, but there’s so much creepy bureaucracy happening.

8. The Others. Anne Bishop. I would probably get eaten.

9. Ready Player One. Ernest Cline. All the tech in the world can’t sell me on this wasted future Earth.

10. Word$. Gregory Katsoulis. It’s dang expensive, when you’re charged for every word you speak.

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About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

6 responses »

  1. FranL says:

    I haven’t read any of these! I just did world’s I’d like to live in or visit. Because even the most fun fantasy world can get old! https://franlaniado.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-worlds-where-youd-like-to-live-or-visit/

  2. Yeah, I wouldn’t want to live in RP1 world either — no matter how many cool 80’s references there were!

  3. Yeah as much as Illuminae is an incredible series I don’t know many people who’d want to live there, so not surprised to see it on your list this week. 🙂

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