View Full Version : Novel Related Maps - What would you like to see?

Steel General
01-17-2009, 04:29 PM
This popped into my head a couple of weeks ago when I was struggling to find an idea for this month's challenge map. I guessing a majority of us read Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy novels and take interest in the maps provided (when there are any). So my question is this;

What novel/series would you like to see (or create) a map(s) for that doesn't currently have an "official" one published?

Feel free to list more than one if you wish.

For me it would be the maps from the Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook. With his Ddread Empire series coming in a close second.

01-17-2009, 04:33 PM
Good question. I am mostly reading fantasy and I cannot think of a series that I have read that didn't come with a map. And I read David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Raymond Feist, Robin Hobb, Terry Goodkind, Ursula le Guin, Tanith Lee, Terry Brooks, George R. R. Martin, Tolkien... and many more. All those books contain maps :D
I know that Terry Goodkind didn't really want to have a map in his Sword of Truth series, but still he did.

01-17-2009, 09:06 PM
Elizabeth Haydon's "Rhapsody" series has maps but the printing has mangled them to near illegibility. Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Avalon" series doesn't have any maps that I know of (regional and city scale...and yes I know it's just England). I've been pondering doing alternate versions of the Shelly Shapiro maps in the Eddings books in either atlas style or satellite style...though they don't really need it. I've also been pondering redoing the Dragonlance ones as well, again, they don't really need it.

01-18-2009, 02:34 PM
I just finished Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" and was interested in finding a map of London Below while I was reading it. Well, while I listened to it for I drive 1.5 hours a day and listen to audio books on the way to work. Currently I am reading Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn. Good books, also without a map. At least none that I know of, (please provide link if you know where I can find those).

Steel General
01-18-2009, 02:51 PM
@Bohunk - those books do have maps in them (at least mine do), they are fairly simple. If I can't find them on-line anywhere I'll try and see if I can get some scans of them.

The series started out really good, but I thought it kind of fizzled later on.