nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
nancylebov
nancylebov

The implausible real world

In a discussion of Zenna Henderson's People stories, a reader mentions that the psychic powers were believable, but not the silver dimes. The production of silver dimes ended in 1964.

I thought the poppy field in the Wizard of Oz that put Dorothy to sleep was bad art-- it didn't fit with the other sorts of fantasy in the book or movie. As it happens, opium poppies produce low-lying fumes that make the fields too dangerous for children.

Anything else you can think of in fantasy which you didn't believe but which turned out to be true?
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments