History Creator / LawrenceWattEvans

26th Apr '16 10:54:41 AM NTC3
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[[caption-width-right:210:''There's no idea so stupid or hackneyed that a sufficiently talented writer can't get a good story out of it.'']]
24th Jul '15 12:53:48 PM SilverDragon
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!! Trope in his other works:

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!! Trope Tropes in his other works:
15th Aug '14 3:28:54 PM SilverDragon
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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: In the short story "Efficiency", the agency keeping mythological creatures prefers to have these, in order to save the budget: it's cheaper to pay upkeep for one compound creature instead of two or three. For example, their dryad is also a naiad, as she lives in a mangrove tree. And their unicorn is also a vampire. [[spoiler:And that's not all he is...]]
22nd Jun '13 7:40:58 PM SuddenFrost
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->''In far too many fantasy stories only the main characters are people. Palace guards, in particular, come off badly; nobody seems to think twice about slitting the throats of a few guardsmen. I don't care what the job pays, you'd never get me to be a palace guard in some of these universes. If I wanted to commit suicide I could find more entertaining ways.''

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->''In far too many fantasy stories only the main characters are people. Palace guards, in particular, come off badly; [[WhatMeasureIsAMook nobody seems to think twice about slitting the throats of a few guardsmen. guardsmen.]] I don't care what the job pays, you'd never get me to be a palace guard in some of these universes. If I wanted to commit suicide I could find more entertaining ways.''
16th Feb '13 11:45:32 PM Xtifr
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Lawrence Watt-Evans is a primarily SpeculativeFiction writer who also works in comic books, and has dabbled in a few other genres. He's most famous for the ''{{Ethshar}}'' series, and for a tendency towards {{Deconstruction}} and [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/s7/lawrence_wattevanss_fiction/ Rationalist Fiction]].

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Lawrence Watt-Evans is a primarily SpeculativeFiction writer who also works in comic books, and has dabbled in a few other genres. He's most famous for the ''{{Ethshar}}'' ''Literature/TheLegendsOfEthshar'' series, and for a tendency towards {{Deconstruction}} and [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/s7/lawrence_wattevanss_fiction/ Rationalist Fiction]].
16th Feb '13 10:56:04 PM Xtifr
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* ''{{Ethshar}}'' series

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* ''{{Ethshar}}'' ''Literature/TheLegendsOfEthshar'' series
16th Feb '13 2:59:16 PM Xtifr
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A primarily SpeculativeFiction writer who also works in comic books, and has dabbled in a few other genres. He's most famous for the ''{{Ethshar}}'' series, and for a tendency towards {{Deconstruction}} and [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/s7/lawrence_wattevanss_fiction/ Rationalist Fiction]].

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A Lawrence Watt-Evans is a primarily SpeculativeFiction writer who also works in comic books, and has dabbled in a few other genres. He's most famous for the ''{{Ethshar}}'' series, and for a tendency towards {{Deconstruction}} and [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/s7/lawrence_wattevanss_fiction/ Rationalist Fiction]].
16th Feb '13 2:49:55 PM Xtifr
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* TheMagocracy: ''The Cyborg and the Sorcerers'' and ''The Wizard and the War Machine'', are set on an AfterTheEnd planet where PsychicPowers are [[FunctionalMagic considered magic]], whose countries are all ruled by mutant Magocracies. Yet each nation's government is different; some good, some bad, some outright incompetent.
16th Feb '13 2:47:38 PM Xtifr
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* TheAirNotThere: ''The Cyborg and the Sorcerers'' is one of the few works with a DisintegratorRay to consider the issue of the ray having to disintegrate all the intervening air molecules before it reaches its intended target.



* AProtagonistShallLeadThem: Played with in ''Touched by the Gods'': Malledd is chosen by the gods to lead his people, but nobody, including Malledd, knows he's the ChosenOne. He ends up [[spoiler:leading accidentally but never actually becoming king, because he doesn't want to]].


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* AProtagonistShallLeadThem: Played with in ''Touched by the Gods'': Malledd is chosen by the gods to lead his people, but nobody, including Malledd, knows he's the ChosenOne. He ends up [[spoiler:leading accidentally but never actually becoming king, because he doesn't want to]].
16th Feb '13 2:46:12 PM Xtifr
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* SuperEmpowering: The ''Cyborg and the Sorcerers'' series has sorcerers whose "magic" (PsychicPowers) originated from {{Mutants}} in an AfterTheEnd colony world nuked [[DaysOfFuturePast back to the Dark Age]]. They learned how to psychokinetically alter other's neurons to pass on their powers, and by the time of the story, the only way to get magical power is from another wizard; the original gene has long since died out.
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