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Hello to Bygone Ages

Looking at Robert E. Howard’s essay on his imaginary Hyborian Age got me to thinking about a few different issues in fantasy fiction that deals with lost civilizations. The essay tells of a succession of great empires contrasted with barbarians, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Be First in Line to See Mrs. Train

Raising Steam, by Terry Pratchett – Pratchett’s output might be slower since his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s, but he’s still writing. While I read a few of his other recent books, it’s still Discworld that I feel the most attachment to, … Continue reading

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A Time for Om

Back when newsgroups were still a thing, there were some attempts on the Terry Pratchett fan groups to create a Discworld timeline. I believe this was the result of the discussion, although it only goes up through The Fifth Elephant. … Continue reading

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It’s All Ephebian to Me

In the Discworld books, most languages are basically the same as ones on Earth, with Morporkian being the equivalent of English. Others are parodies or combinations of real languages, like Latatian being bad Latin and Agatean having both Chinese and … Continue reading

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Goats for Azazel

While there are many different ways of depicting the Devil, it’s quite common to show him with the features of a goat. Why a goat? After all, the Bible says that Satan appears as an angel of light, not a … Continue reading

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