Allaigna’s Cartography: mapping the Ilmar

Map of Narnia by Pauline Baynes. I still have this poster.

I love maps of all kinds.  Old maps and new ones.  Perspective, topographical, nautical, astronomical, representational, decorative, and functional.  My dog-eared London A-Z, the iconic tube map, and the amazingly detailed 17th century perspective drawings of the city all form part of what is ‘London’ in my mind.

But the earliest maps I fell in love with were maps of other worlds.  When I was growing up, the geographies of Narnia, Middle Earth, and Pern were more familiar to me than that of my home planet, thanks to the maps I flipped back to endlessly, and those that hung as posters on my bedroom wall.

So when Mel Anastasiou agreed to take Scott Fitzgerald Gray‘s wonderful map of the Ilmar and interpret it in classic fantasy-map style I was excited.  Now that I’ve seen it, I’m beyond thrilled!  Here’s a little piece of Allaigna’s homeland.  I can’t wait to show you the whole thing when Allaigna’s Song: Overture is released in July …

I hope you’ll be able to join me on July 10th for the dual launch of Allaigna’s Song and Pulp Literature Issue 15.  RSVP here!

Allaigna's Song: Overture











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