Empire of the East

Thu Feb 20 19:50:01 PST 2003

Saberhagen had a series of stories written in this world.  It has, IMO, 
absolutely no similarity to the East of Brusts work.  Basically it's a 
postapocalyptic world where a nuclear exchange, combined with some 
experimental technology, led to an alteration of the laws of physics such 
that magic now existed.  In particular, the demons of the world were, 
literally, the products of nuclear explosions (the metaphorical aspects of 
the story should be obvious).

These stories were set in the same world that he later set his Swords 
stories in (which were about twelve hypermagical swords created by the gods 
that were scattered through the world -- eventually to the ruin of the 

Again, I see no connection and, unless Steven cares to state a connection, 
would suggest that your correspondent should really cut down on the crack 
he's been smoking.

>From: Mark A Mandel <mam at theworld.com>
>To: dragaera at dragaera.info
>Subject: Empire of the East
>Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 22:34:21 -0500
>I reproduce below a message exactly as received, deleting only the
>sender's ID. The "(sic)" is his. I don't know for sure what he's talking
>about, and I have urgently requested clarification about the link not
>Does anyone, including especially Steve, have any comment on this?
>-- Mark A. Mandel
>    http://world.std.com/~mam/Cracks-and-Shards/
>    a Steven Brust Dragaera fan website
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 19:22:08 -0800 (PST)
>To: mam at theworld.com
>Subject: U need to reference Empire of the East
>This is the birthplace of dragonara (sic) by Fred Saberhagen - Burst
>thanks him for the Idea / genisis of the world in the 1st book of seris
>and Fred's own popular SWORDS series is set in one such offshoot of this
>world creating book.
>PLZ Check it out (ask Burst if U don't beleave me) it is the primary
>birthing place of both world and links them back to ours (thus
>explaining how humans survived, technology vanisihes and Magic is born
>Thanks NAME
>P.S. found you by searching the forward link from the book was not
>working for me and I only read the Intro and books link so far so if you
>had a link add a reference in the books page.
>See Ya NAME

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