Wednesday Magic District: To the city

August 12, 2009 at 6:31 pm (Magic District)

(…Anyone else hear the opening bit of that one Information Society song whenever they hear those three words?  No?  Okay, it’s just me.)

A little late, but today’s Magic District touches very lightly on cities in fantasy — specifically, how each has its own personality.  Montreal got me thinking about the soul of a city, partly because I could not pin down what it was I loved so much about the city.  (Aside from tasty food everywhere.  EVERYWHERE.  I had the best sandwich I’d ever had, and that was just from a stall at the Les Francofolies music festival.)  I’d be curious to see what other fantastic cities I’ve forgotten — the ones that came to mind were a bit scattershot.


  1. Juniper said,

    You are not the only one who thinks of InSoc.

  2. Juniper said,

    Also: Tai-Tastigon is the city most recently in my head, because I got my hands on the second half of the P.C. Hodgell rerelease and have been reading it in small (very small) chunks before bed.

  3. mlronald said,

    It’s just a Pavlovian thing, I think. There’s some dance song that excerpts a very small piece of “Think” that always, ALWAYS knocks me out of whatever headspace I’m in and sets me on the wrong music track entirely.

    Tai-Tastigon? Which book, and where do I start?

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