BTT: Other Worlds

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I've been rather lazy (and busy) doing Booking Through Thursday entries recently, but when my suggestion made it to the question of the week, I think I must participate! So, from Booking Through Thursday:

Are there any particular worlds in books where you'd like to live? Or where you certainly would NOT want to live? What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?

I wouldn't mind living in one of those trans-human post-scarcity optimistic cyberpunk futures. Something written by Charles Stross or Iain M. Banks, perhaps - Banks' Culture would be a nice place to live, some quiet little orbital far from the battle fronts. Nothing like the old "high-tech low-life" cyberpunk, that would be nasty.

Fantasy worlds are charming, but I wouldn't want to live in a pre-industrial world, I'd prefer somewhere where I don't have to worry a lot about survival, personal hygiene or things like that (then again, if I lived in a book, I probably wouldn't have to worry about anything like that, since authors usually skip that stuff - when was the last time you read about someone going to toilet?).

I'm of two minds when it comes to contemporary fantasy books - it sure would be neat to have a little magic in my life. Then again, I'm not sure I'd like to face the things people bump into in some of those books... Too much magic up close and personal could be nasty.

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