An Interesting Read about Science in Fantasy Books

A link to this article popped up on my Twitter feed the other day and I really enjoyed it – if you’re a fan of sci-fi and fantasy you might find this a fun read as well. It discusses how some science, particularly biology and environmental science, is often well-thought out and detailed in fantasy books. At times, even more detailed and realistic than the scientific details in science fiction, where the advanced physics and technology are often taken for granted and can almost seem like “magic.”

Also, it mentioned a bunch of fantasy books I personally love (like Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern) and a few that I haven’t read but added to my TBR list immediately. Particularly, A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – how has a book with this title escaped my notice for so long??




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