marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

world-building and supers

looking at The Grimnoir Chronicles -- and superhero world-building.

Ah, an explanation of why superpowers appeared when they did! A combination sort of fantasy/superhero/SF sort of reason. I note that this reason was not only integral to the plot, it was the driving force behind it. The complications of world-building is that sometimes it has to drive the story.

Also liked the very realistic treatment of people's reactions. On one hand, the fear of the powers, on the other hand the freedom of the Actives. . . though no one pointed out that if they can control people who can throw around tanks and the like, what can they do to Normals?
Tags: fictional history, plotting, realism, superpowers, world-building: law
Subscribe

  • where you are going

    If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. Yogi Berra

  • first lessons

    The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is…

  • law

    The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. Tacitus

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments