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Author Topic: Favorite fantasy books with unusual settings  (Read 6834 times)

Offline Dark Squiggle

Re: Favorite fantasy books with unusual settings
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2018, 06:03:46 PM »
Neverwhere by Niel Gaiman. I love the London (and Lower London) it shows as it reminds me of things I can almost see here and there, such as in NYC and in the Catskills.
King Rat by China Meiville nearly shares a world with Neverwhere, so I'll include it, but I don't think it is done anywhere near as well.
The King Must Die by Mary Renault is set in Bronze Age Greece, and follows (loosely) my favorite myth, that of the Labyrinth.
Between the Rivers by Harry Turtledove is set in the early cities of Mesopotamia.
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. Initially, you could say it's just Steampunk, but as the trilogy goes on, other worlds (including our own) and the Arctic are introduced, creating a diverse 'world' far beyond Steampunk.
Washington Irving's short stories, which take place across a dreamlike version of New York State and Europe are worth a mention here as well.