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Rugby, Macrame, and Monster Suits
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September 9, 2010
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"I've read many fantasy novels containing non-human societies. Usually the descriptions are simply unworkable: 'Who feeds all these warriors ?' often comes to mind. Of the remainder, most authors seem to concentrate on the details of the power structure, with a sidelong mention of one sport and one artistic or craft skill to typify the race ('the Threngia enjoy bufwa, a sport similar to rugby, and macrame'). Only rarely do I receive any description that causes me to feel as if I'm learning about anything other than an obscure human tribal culture, tarted up in monster suits."
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