Originally Posted by I, Brian
I'm under the impression there's a subgenre called "low fantasy" where you have your classic ancient/mediaeval-style world, but the use of magic is very limited - as opposed to "high fantasy" where magic drives everything.
Man, and I was hoping for some kind of Tolkien-meets-Bukowski kind of thing.
Going by your definition, have you checked out Iain M. Banks' Inversions
. Absolutely no magic in that one. Sort of. But the 'magic' isn't really magic...