- Aug 21, 2010
I did find the star maps in David Weber's Honor Harrington books to be useful. But they did suffer from the 2 dimensional view of a 3 dimensional system. He tried to show in spheres, which kinda worked.Maps are genre specific as well; they seem to be very helpful in fantasy, but I can't see a space opera benefitting much from them.
That depends. This can be a real problem. I personally would avoid Alan Lee's Lord of the Rings for that reason. On the other hand, I don't find it to be something bad in regard to some of the books I have mentioned in this thread.But don't you find yourself using these images in your minds eye rather than your own?