Neal Stephenson on Swords

fantasy and science fiction book reviews

When Star Wars came out, I was terribly excited to see they were using swords, and I remember reading Dune and being hugely impressed by the fact that Frank Herbert had come up with a somewhat convoluted excuse for why they had to fight with blades. In both cases, here’s this universe where they’re sophisticated enough to have interstellar travel, but there are these reasons for why they’re fighting with swords.

Source: Eurogamer.net

Art: “Cities” by Edward Miller

 


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