Two words about two letters etc.

Wed Jan 8 21:50:55 PST 2003

> >Anyway, it's hard for me to understand the lack of guns, electricity,
> >what have you in the pre-modern era - esp. given that the empire trades
> >with an island where sorcery doesn't work.

This one is easy.  "Steven Brust's Nth[1] Rule of Literature" says
that what you do is write about things you think are cool, and then
other people will think it's cool.  He has, at some point, somewhere,
said that Dragaera is frozen in time to be analogous to the time in
human history before the development of plate armour.  Thus, no guns.


[1] Where N is a number between 0 and some other number
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