Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

Something Different

I love fantasy and science fiction, but combat themes and life-or-death struggles don't grab my attention like they used to. I'm curious about fantasy or science fiction stories that don't have violence as the source of their action and drama. I'd particularly like to see magic systems that are explored for their potential to improve lives, rather than for their potential to fight wars or defend against them. Bonus points for magic that does this without feeling like a substitute for technology, as I have no idea how to make that sort of thing myself. :)

Anyone have recommendations for books or other fiction that would fit into a "non-violent" theme? Or if you have an idea of your own that you'd like to share for a story along those lines, I'd be interested in hearing it. I'm kind of vaguely noodling with story ideas (because, you know, one can never have too many unfinished projects) and looking for inspiration. I may resort to reading straight fiction or even (horrors!) nonfiction, to see what they do for plot. >:)
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