This week’s topic is:

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’ve always been very attracted to The Culture, the society in which a number of Iain M Banks’ sci-fi books are set, especially if I could have my own drone, and travel around on a Mind called Comfortable With Ambiguity (named after the strapline of this blog) (btw if you’ve never read any of his books the Minds control starships amongst other things and have absolutely fantastic names, like No More Mr Nice Guy….)

No dystopias, no post-apocalyptic worlds where things are really harsh and difficult, nor a world invented by Stephen King, nor (again much as it fascinates me) the sixteenth century (unless I can be Queen while retaining my head)

Ooh, difficult, Terry Pratchett? Neil Gaiman? Joyce Carol Oates? Charles De Lint? Can’t decide.