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Does the Miskatonic River match a real place?

I haven't read any of H.P. Lovecraft's works, but lately I've been intrigued by these fictional locations in my state of Massachusetts. This is how Wikipedia describes the location. The Miskatonic ...
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How big is the Circumfence barrier?

In The Colour of Magic, it is shown there is a net on the edge of the Disc when How big is this net? In The Light Fantastic on page 13 it mentions ships falling off the world, so I guess it isn’t ...
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Where in France is the post-apocalyptic Malevil novel based on?

Where in France is the novel Malevil based on, written in 1972 by Robert Merle? The book not the movie based on it, and the French original preferential to the English translation since there are ...
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Guide to Napa Valley sites from Le Guin's “Always Coming Home”?

Does anyone know of a guide relating places in the novel "Always Coming Home" to sites in present day Napa Valley? Geographic coordinates would be great, or whatever. For instance, where is Sinshan, ...
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How much do we know about the geography of the Divide books?

Elizabeth Kay's Divide books feature a variety of different places: in the first book, Geddon, Tromm Fell, Tiratattle, and Andria; in the second book, Kaflabad and the secret city whose name I forget; ...
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In what country are the cities of Ankh and Morpork located?

What country is the city of Ankh Morpork located in?
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What is the size of Skull Island in Kong:Skull Island (2017) movie?

Gargantuan apes once thrived on the island for millions of years, before they were almost wiped out by Skullcrawlers, except for Kong. These beasts coexisted with other bizarre and large lifeforms on ...
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Why did Robb attack Tywin Lannister's Army at the same time as his surprise attack on Jaime?

In Game of Thrones, Robb Stark decides on a two-pronged attack against the two Lannister armies. He sends a small force to move quickly and attack the main Lannister army, led by Lord Tywin, head-on, ...
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Where exactly does Eragon take place?

I'm doing an assignment for class about Eragon. I'm wondering about the setting. Is Alagaesia an island? "Do you remember what I told you about how the elves came over the sea?" - page. 169 ...
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Confusing movements of Lannister Armies under Jaime and Tywin?

I'm currently reading A Game of Thrones for the first time and I have gotten to the point where Robb is explaining his plan at Moat Cailin. This is a highly geeky question, so I apologize in advance! ...
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Has Star Trek ever portrayed a culture/location on Earth besides North America and Europe?

The out-of-universe reasons Star Trek is not as diverse as Earth overall are obvious. But it has always striven to be. Yet if I think about all the places portrayed on Earth, they are overwhelmingly ...
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If the world was flat, could one see great distances?

During the First age and before, Arda was flat. I'm not certain how flat it was, but wouldn't this imply that one could see great distances, as far as the nearest mountain that was higher than your ...
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Why did Robert and Rhaegar fight at the Trident instead of down south in the Stormlands?

Since the first book, it's said that Robert Baratheon defeated Rhaegar Targaryen at the Trident. I can't figure the timeline from when Rhaegar was hiding in Dorne with Lyanna, then went to the ...
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What is the size of Westeros?

I was wondering, what is the size of Westeros? I am currently re-reading the books and it's kind of hard to keep track of time or distance with all the different POVs. Knowing how big the ...
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In Welcome To Night Vale how spread out is the town?

Welcome to Night Vale frequently talks about "the barrista district" and a number of other parts of town. But there's no way of knowing where they are in relation to eachother and how big the town is. ...
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Ranger's Apprentice countries

In Ranger's Apprentice, several areas are named clearly after parts of Europe - Skandia (Scandinavia), Hibernia (Iberia), and Celtica (British isles). Is Gallica supposed to be Gaul/France?
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Are the rivers Ankh and Lancre identical?

Raising Steam contains a map¹, on which there is a river, which: runs from the Ramptops to the Circle Sea; has no depicted branches; is labelled R. Ankh near Zemphis; passes a point denoted Lancre by ...
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How long does it take to get from Moat Cailin to Mole Town on horseback?

Question says it all. How long does it take to get from Moat Cailin to Mole Town on horseback? Assumptions: No battles are going on, but the land is not peaceful. You need to not attract too much ...
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Which countries have significant magical populations? [duplicate]

While the Harry Potter books are primarily set in Great Britain, there are various references to wizards from other countries. Which countries do we know to have significant magical populations? Any ...