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December 18th, 2007

I'm Not a Lawyer...

... but I have just been interviewed by one, about the legal system of the Seven Kingdoms, and the topic of law in fantasy in general.

You can hear my interview with David Hoffman the blogsite Concurring Opinions at

http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2007/12/law_talk_george_1.html

Dave is a law professor at Temple University as well as a fantasy fan, with a particular interest in the treatment of law in epic fantasies. If that topic interests you, you can check out some of the earlier discussion on those issues at

http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2007/05/fantasys_apocal_1.html

and

http://volokh.com/posts/chain_1179774041.shtml

and

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/2007/05/welcome.html

and also

http://www.stephenbainbridge.com/punditry/comments/hoffman_on_hard_fantasy_and_the_absence_of_law/

Myself, I enjoyed the interview with Dave, and found that all these discussions gave me a lot of food for thought. Maybe once I finish A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, I will do a legal thriller set in the Seven Kingdoms next. John Grisham meets J.R.R. Tolkien, as they'd say in Hollywood.

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