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It occurs to me that when places in a fantasy novel are called things like the Northern Continent and Western Marches, that's not a failure of imagination; rather, the writer is talking directly to readers, who don't know which way the land of Kzantavis lies this week and shouldn't have to look at a map.

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.