May. 6th, 2017

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I've been reading a lot of CJ Sansom's Shardlake series lately - as in finish one open the next.

In the middle of Heartstone there is reference to a character firing an arquebus (no threat to the longbow as the most effective personal weapon of the age) it struck me that the world needs more Tudor-era set sci-fi/fantasy.

Done well it could be thought-provoking. The Tudor era is the dawn of modernity but John Dee was still talking to angels. There is also the intrigue and terror as a political method. There's enough documentary evidence for a good knowledge basis but still sufficient gaps in the record to insert all manner of cool imaginings.

Done badly it would be stick-a-ruff-on-it steampunk.

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