YMMV / Harold Shea

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: In The Mathematics of Magic, the heroes try to turn water into wine for a banquet, but instead end up creating Scotch whisky, leading to all the knights and ladies getting dead drunk (and violently hung over the next morning).
  • Memetic Mutation: "Yngvi is a louse!" became a meme among science fiction fandom long before the Internet.
  • Squick: In-universe; in The Castle of Iron, Shea's friend Vaclav is quite disgusted to see the magic used to clean dishes in Atlantes' castle: a dog licks a plate that is magically linked with the dirty plates, causing the food on them to vanish. Shea explains to him that the cleaned plates haven't actually been in contact with dog tongue.