Wednesday, 2 April 2008
The Imaginary Place
I've just posted a ramble on the Veggie Box blog about the assumed importance of real places in crime fiction, but does the same apply to other forms of fiction?
I'm assuming in terms of fantasy that a real location would be positively frowned upon. But how about science fiction?
It would be really interesting to write a historical novel in an imagined setting. Come to think of it, isn't that what Alis did? Did she start a whole new genre?
I've mixed the real and imagined in Light Reading, but my next book is keeping it all real. I think I prefer the freedom to make it up as I go along though (and I certainly prefer not having to do the research).
Someone set me straight - geographical or fantastical?