Booking Through Thursday

Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live?
Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?
What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?
(This came to me when reviewing a Jonathan Carroll book – I’m not sure I’d like to live in the worlds of his books.)

Sure, I’d like to live in worlds which have a reasonable level of equality between genders and classes and at least modern tech level: Star Trek TNG’s Federation, Bujold’s Beta Colony or Earth, or Stargate Earth. Note that these are almost always sci-fi worlds because I don’t want to live in the pre-industrial fantasy worlds. The fate of commoner women there aren’t one I’d like to have. How many of them would “allow” a woman to live childfree and do what she wants instead of what the society/family/nearest (unmarried) male wants her to do?

I’d certainly trust an author who is big on happy endings! 😉

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