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Includes bibliographical references (p. -295) and index.
|LC Classifications||PN3355 .C74 1991|
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|Pagination||xvii, 305 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||305|
|LC Control Number||90080208|
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Use Your Senses. For some, a magic system is only metaphor for a commentary of the human condition (e.g. Tolkien style magic a.k.a. “soft magic”). I think all magic systems are a blend of hard and soft. All systems need some limitation or else there is no amount of “suspension of disbelief” possible to keep a reader interested.
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In a world with magic, magic is your ‘gimme’ – the one thing about which your reader will unquestioningly suspend disbelief so if you really want to tell a story that uses faster-than-light spaceships, you need to drop the magic. In a world with magic, magic will touch everything.
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Lots of magic in a world, lots of impact from magic, etc. But Magic in and of itself is not the defining element of Fantasy in general. Having a lower level of magic in a fantasy world does not diminish the elements of Fantasy, just lowers the involvement of magic, and this gives us a sliding scale that is our magical impact on a story's fantasy.
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Science fiction and fantasy are genres where almost anything can happen — as long as the author can make it seem plausible, and as long as it’s part of a good story.
But that doesn’t mean. Each one reveals a spiritual truth, but in form they are fiction. To write fiction such as the Bible contains, to reveal a spiritual truth, rightly follows Jesus’ example.
John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress is a work of fiction, yet it is one of the most biblically based books ever written. Many of C.
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When I was young, my favorite books were about magic. Fairy tales, myths, fantasies (especially The Chronicles of Narnia), ghost stories, Arthurian tales — all these stories were my spiritual food.I loved mysteries and other books too, but I still recall the precious hours huddled with a book full of fantastical beasts and wandering wizards.
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