Hi Y'all, I love this thread, even when we disagree we're so civil. As i mentioned earlier, I pulled out some old PBs this week. I'm in the midst of Operation Chaos by Poul Anderson. I had read it but wanted to reread it before reading Operation Luna the sequel which I had not read. Anyway, it's alternate reality/science fantasy. This world has werewolves and witches and dragons and djinn but they are the scientific norm in that world and follow natural laws of nature. The hero, a werewolf, makes particular mention of conservation of mass making him a pretty big wolf. And when he meets a really huge tiger the person is 7 feet tall and very fat which turns out to be the downside of having a big were-creature. The Americans are fighting a war against a Muslim invader. The American's air force is on brooms, the muslims are on carpets. Most of it was written in the mid-50s but other than a certain condescending attitude to women, it's pretty cool. It's fantasy couched in scientific terms.
Oh, Leonard "as Asimov put it "Any sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic" " is wrong...it was Clarke.
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