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7:15pm on Monday, 8th May, 2006:

Mid-Series Blurbs


I love the blurbs on the back of Fantasy novels taken mid-series. They're full of strange proper nouns referring to people, places, groups and roles that mean nothing whatsoever to anyone who hasn't read the earlier volume(s), but all making some kind of weird sense. They're almost interchangeable, too, if you just adjusted the variable names to fit.

Here are three examples taken at random from our bookshelf:

So different, yet so the same...

One of these days, I'm going to write a quick program to generate them.

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