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From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) _His Dark Materials_ (Skirting spoiler territory)
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 18:22:06 

on 4/25/01 8:53 AM, David Lebling at dlebling@ucentric.com wrote:

> What many authors of fantasy forget is that if anything is
> possible, nothing is interesting. Eventually so many rabbits are pulled out
> of so many hats that the dramatic tension in the story just vanishes, and
> all you are doing is following the plot to see how it works out. (The SF
> equivalent, I suppose, is the "inventing a space-drive using the contents of
> your junk drawer" story, or any Star Trek episode).

Or the protagonist suddenly discovering he can travel in spirit to other
planets? <g>


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