Maps of Non-Fantasy Fictional Worlds
Try to find a fantasy novel without a map; but what about what we science-fiction and fantasy enthusiasts call “mainstream” fiction? “My undergrad thesis argued that world-building wasn’t just for fantasy and sci-fi writers — every tale has a setting, every tale creates a world in the reader’s mind — and it explored ways that drawing that world (visual thinking!) can lead to better fiction,” Austin Kleon writes. “Some of my favorite ‘lit’ry’ books are accompanied by maps.” He provides examples, and so do his commenters. Via atlas(t).