Blue Sky Setting

Let’s say you could have a free license to continue, expand upon, or otherwise develop an existing fantasy/SF property. You could do anything you want with it, but you’d be the producer/show runner/new author. You can’t hire someone else to take it on for you.

My pick is Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausica√§ of the Valley of Winds. I would write novels and produce tabletop and video games, but I would never, ever do a manga or anime.

What would you choose?

5 thoughts on “Blue Sky Setting

  1. The many worlds of ER Burroughs. I know there has to be a way to tell stories in those worlds sans racism/sexism, and they are flush with tabletop and video gaming possibilities, never mind new novels and movies.

  2. I’d like to take a crack at Lensmen. It’s old enough now that hardly anyone remembers it, but foundational enough that it has had enormous impact on science fiction. Everything in that series was larger than life, crisper than reality, but slanted in that particular technocrat lunacy of the post depression.

  3. I’d either want to do The Three Musketeers in Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel-verse (the main nation of the setting is an alternate version of France, after all);

    or run a TV-network entirely dedicated to making shows set in one of either the Forgotten Realms or Golarion – both worlds are big enough that you could basically have something in every genre you could think of.

    Although I’d have to think hard whether I’d want to include the 2 o’clock at night “Elminster’s Bedtime stories”…

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