Originally Posted by Tau Zero
I am currently reading "Dies the Fire
" by S. M. Stirling. I am enjoying the book very much and Stirling is an author i also like very much.
The curious thing is that the book takes place in my neighborhood, i.e., the Willamette Valey of northwest Oregon. It's odd (to me) to have a book take place in your town and the environs you're familiar with. The map in the book is simply a map or the area around Salem (where i live) and north to Portland.
Has this ever happened to you? Other writers have used real locations for their stories. It just strikes me in an odd way; maybe it's just me...
Yay OREGON! WHOOO HOOOO
There is someone else on the planet from OREGON!
Um, but there are few books that take place in Douglas County that I've heard of, which is sad because the Umpqua Forest has a rich history.