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    How Much World-Building Is Too Much?

    This Tumblr post asks an interesting question that I’ve always wondered about — how much world-building is too much? World-building is a big part of fantasy, the idea of an alternate Earth is fascinating. The problem is that, if Earth did evolve differently, that world would be so alien it would be incomprehensible. There is a line where the world goes beyond one’s grasp. Now some people like that sort of thing. But how do you market something like that? I read a blurb recently from a self-published fantasy novel, one of a billion, that was full of jargon. “The world is under control of the Zorbos, an only a…