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Monday 7 March 2022

Book setting you'd like to visit and why

 This topic from Long and Short Reviews was a tough one. I read a lot of historicals which, much as I enjoy them, don't tend to be settings I would actually want to visit. The royal court may have been attractive in Henry VIII's time but you could still catch a raging case of the sweat.

The setting I eventually came up with was from a short story of Isaac Asimov's called "Gold". 

Why? It's set in a time where films can be made using perfect CGI and heavy subliminal imagery to add depth to the performance. In the first half of the story our lead character is working on the perfect version of "King Lear". I would absolutely value being able to experience Shakespeare in an era where filmed performances could be enhanced that way.

So where would you like to visit?


  1. I thought I had read everything by Asimov, but I don't remember that one. Time to brush back up on my classic science fiction, I guess. My post is here if you'd like to stop by!

    1. It was in an anthology of the same name as I recall. It's a good one.

  2. Huh. That sounds like both an interesting setting and an intriguing job description!

  3. That would be interesting. I've never read that story, but now I want to.