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[Mar. 28th, 2015|08:34 am]

My resting yesterday was enforced by the fortuitous arrival of the ebook copy of Polychrome by Ryk E Spoor, as a kickstarter reward. It was just what the doctor ordered, and kept me still, removing awareness of my cold, for hours. I'm not familiar with Oz beyond the MGM movie, and found myself comfortably introduced to a new universe. How much was Spoor and how much was Baum? I don't know. I get the sense that the connection to the Norse worlds is Spoor's, and i enjoyed that. The book currently has an April 8 Release date per kickstarter.

This morning we have bright blue skies with wispy clouds. There's a family of crows nesting near by, again, which means we will have a rowdy gang of youngster crows later this summer. They make for entertaining if loud neighbors.


[User Picture]From: seawasp
2015-03-31 03:31 pm (UTC)

Glad you liked it!

... also glad to see you're getting better. Lung problems, as you know, are something near and not-dear to my heart.

Yes, the Norse connection was mine. Baum didn't put any explicit connections in his, though Santa Claus is a real and powerful force in that universe per Baum, which might imply a Christian background. In truth, as Iris Mirabilis implies, the Powers Above aren't that simple; different people will perceive them differently, and Erik's ancestry, his mental "template", and his personality were what determined that he saw Asgard, or a version of it, rather than, say, Olympus or the Celestial Emperor, etc.

In some sense that may even have affected everything; in a world where Erik had been focused on the Grecian mythology, perhaps Amanita would have created monsters named Hydra, Antaeus, etc.

If you're so inclined remember to put up a review when it goes live!

Thanks again for reading!
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-04-12 03:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Glad you liked it!

So inclined, and thus, Amazon review posted this morning. Hope others can share their delight with you!
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[User Picture]From: seawasp
2015-04-12 03:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Glad you liked it!

Thanks for the review. I'm really glad that it's accessible to non-Ozites, because that makes it possible to reach a decent audience. If I can somehow get the word out, anyway. :)
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