AndrewStirlingMacDonald

An idea for "Definitive Editions" of fantasy novels

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I published this post on my blog, and I wonder if people agree with my idea, or have other perspectives or ideas to offer.

 

The TL;DR is basically that I wish fantasy series had special editions published that cut out all of the "recap" exposition in the sequels so that it doesn't drag the narrative down for people who are reading the whole series one-book-after-another.

 

http://www.andrewstirlingmacdonald.com/2016/05/your-favorite-epic-fantasy-series-im.html

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Is recap exposition a big enough issue to be worth doing that?

 

It usually isn't more than a few lines of dialogue or a paragraph or two of narration, isn't it?

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I can agree in principle, but it's generally not enough of a bother to do something about it. Plus, sometimes you need some recap just because people forget things. Take the wheel of time, where sometimes you had to google up a minor character to figure out who the hell was that guy and what he was doing

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