Most original fantasy setting you ever bumped into ?

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  1. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire Kicked

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    The thread is your's.
     
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  2. Patukov I like liking stuff.

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    Mars colonization in the 19th century counts?
     
  3. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire Kicked

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    Sure. Why not ? :D
     
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    Its kinda more of a science-fiction setting but, A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
     
  5. FDW Banned

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    I'd say the MORFS universe, found here.
     
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    The world of Richard Garfinkle's "Celestial Matters", in which Ptolemaic astronomy, Aristotelian physics, and Chinese Taoist alchemy all are quite real...

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  7. Archangel Michael Has a gif for that

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    When it was first written, Middle-Earth was pretty original. Now it just reads like some sort of trite, cliched WoW ripoff.
     
  8. Campbell1004 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, until you read the books and realize WoW is crap compared the alternate history of the Earth that Middle-Earth is. Most likely the most original thing ever conceived.
     
  9. The Kiat I'm going to Nixonland!

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    I always liked Dragonlance, but Ebberon is kind of interesting.
     
  10. Archangel Michael Has a gif for that

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    If it wasn't so goddamn boring. Tolkien could create one helluva world. Now if only he could write worth a damn. ;)
     
  11. Sam Seriously

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    Blasphemy.

    Bas-Lag deserves a mention, I think.
     
  12. False Dmitri Я хочу пельменей

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    Flatland is pretty trippy.
     
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    Oh yes it is.
     
  14. Archangel Michael Has a gif for that

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    Lord of the Rings is the most boring piece of prose I've ever read. I got halfway through Fellowship when I gave up and watched the movies instead. I'm going to try and finish it someday.
     
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    I don't know what they do with pessimistic Heretics where you live, but where I live we burn or otherwise smite them.;)

    In all seriousness, you might want to stay away from any and all legends.
     
  16. Archangel Michael Has a gif for that

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    Why's that? I can deal with dry, horribly written prose if its rather short (I can read a collection of Asimov's short stories since I can read a story, put it down for a bit and pick it back up), but not when it's an epic like LotR.
     
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    Pffft, it's merely R^2. ;)

    I'll put out a word for War of the Flowers, because we don't have enough industrial fantasy. And also because the approach to science is awesome. ("Why don't you make like a human and fly to the Moon in a magic ship while you're at it?")
     
  18. Nikephoros Banned

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    Most legend reads like that. Even Beowulf.

    I think you are knocking Tolkien too much, but to each their own. I'm sure there's literature you enjoy that I can't stand, right?
     
  19. Archangel Michael Has a gif for that

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    Hated Beowulf. Well, didn't hate. Didn't particularly care for it myself. Would have been much better if a bard was singing it to me.
     
  20. Nikephoros Banned

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    They're in short supply these days. Damn shame.