I live in the US. Which means that lately, I spend a lot of time thinking about how best to get out of the US, quickly, if things get much worse.
Just for fun, let's say you had the chance to escape into any of the worlds of fantasy or science fiction literature.
Where would you go?
I still haven't decided. But I am going to list my top picks, along with the pros and cons of each as a choice.
1) Middle Earth.
- Beautiful, unspoiled wilderness areas.
- Second Breakfast.
- Lack of WiFi.
- No mention of toilet paper or bidets in LOTR.
2) The Star Wars universe.
- Easy space travel.
- Diverse, thriving multispecies society.
- Might get stuck in one of those awful prequels.
- None of the planets serve coffee.
- Would go insane trying to explain to everyone why there can't be battle noises in space because there is no sound in a vacuum.
3) The Star Trek Universe.
- Won't starve in a socialist utopia.
- Cool ships.
- Could pester Vulcans.
- Timelines keep getting reset.
- Chances of a holodeck mishap are nearly 100%.
- No toilets on the starships. Seriously. I guess they just hold it.
4) The Ghostbusters universe.
- Weird science.
- New York.
- Fanboys have issues with women.
- The EPA.
- I'd be a minor character, and that seldom ends well.
5) Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
- Ankh-Morpork! More fun than Middle Earth or the Federation.
- Unseen University. Might land a job with the Librarian. Ook.
- The Times needs good reporters.
- Ankh-Morpork is more fun that Middle Earth or the Federation, but it's still Ankh-Morpork, which means there's an excellent chance of meeting Death around every corner.
- Might accidentally swallow a portion of Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler's infamous sausages.
- Magic tends to backfire, and dragons routinely explode.
Where would you prefer to go? Narnia? Oz?
Leave a comment, and maybe we'll find a wardrobe or one of those mysterious travel agencies...