Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Undesired Princes and the Enchanted Bunny

Undesired Princess and the Enchanted Bunny

L. Sprague deCamp and David Drake

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Fiction, Fantasy, Novellas

The first of the two stories is by deCamp and involves a hard-headed engineer who is transported to a two-value world of Aristotelian logic. Either something is or it isn't; there are no in-betweens. Red hair is flat-out red; mountains are a form of inverted cone, and Hobart's brown hair and clothes that are neither loose nor tight cause a sensation. Moreover, he can't seem to lose, as it becomes readily apparent that the local god, Nois, is on his side. Naturally, Hobart can't stand the place, and wants to get out, a desire complicated by a princess who must love her rescuer.

The second story is by David Drake, and is silly enough, involving another chap who ends up in a fantasy world where he is taken for a sorcerer and enlisted to help a young prince defeat a dragon. The problem is, he isn't a sorcerer, and the real sorcerer of the palace wants him— and the young prince— out of the way.

Both of these tales are simple lighthearted romps, but for the most part they won't bear a second reading. Go to some of deCamp's full-length books instead.

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