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40. "RE: Characters you'd love to see in NF (3)"
In response to message #32
 
   >>If you can find a copy of the book, though -- long out of print, sadly
>>-- I highly recommend it. And I'm thinking they could easily be
>>another Diqiu band, with some unfriendly part of the spirit world
>>substituting for the Sidh realm...

Yes, but Christa was such a Mary Sue, we really don't need to introduce her to UF. I am quite familiar with the book. I love it dearly, for a bunch of reasons, many having to do with my friends in College. But I don't think she needs to be in UF. Monica, Devi, Boo-boo and Melinda, perhaps. But not Christa. :}

>I actually owned a copy once, although I couldn't tell you whether I
>sold it or if it is in storage. As I recall, it came out in that era
>where almost all urban fantasy novels involved the Sidhe and the
>Pacific Northwest.

If it's in storage, and it's in good condition, it's possibly reasonable valuable. I've seen used copies going for $60.

>(Probably due to the Emma Bull/Charles De Lint influence, I'm
>guessing).

Emma Bull set _War for the Oaks_ in Minneapolis, I thought. And DeLint mostly alternated between Ottowa and Newford (which is fictional and could be ANYWHERE).

Why yes, you have both managed to pull out quite a LARGE chunk of my adolescent reading habits here. ;)

>However, if you can get past the somewhat heavy-handed moralizing, I'd
>think Mercedes Lackey's SERRAted Edge books might be even more
>suitable for UF. The elves in question aren't in a band, but they DO
>race stock cars....

...No.

Yes, I read them. Even at the time, they seemed somehow...merely adequate. And these days...no. Just no. They were so mediocre as to be boring. Also, they had an awful lot of Lackey going, "Hmm, can't figure out what I want to do with this character that's interesting...I know, I'll TORTURE THEM SOME MORE." Like Vanyel in the Heralds of Valdemar, only with even less reason.


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