Tue May 28 09:29:32 PDT 2002

On 5/28/02 12:16 PM, "Steven Brust" <skzb at dreamcafe.com> wrote:

> At 11:34 AM 5/28/2002 -0400, Chris Turkel wrote:
>> So Steve, why did you include a map in the Brokedown Palace? Was it an
>> excuse to use Grateful Dead songs on a map?
> That was most of it, yes.  Also, it was only later that I admitted to
> myself that I really didn't like maps in fantasy novels.  They are always
> really detailed in the areas the characters visit, and almost blank
> everywhere else.  That annoys me.
I can buy that. That makes a lot of sense, when I think about it.

You said in Dzurlord that "The continent on which the Empire rests is
roughly the shape of Europe, but twice the size, and the Empire encompasses
(at the moment) more than half of it."  Is this valid?

Anyway, thanks for explaining your reasons for no map!