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Subject: Outlander newbie question
Date Posted: 4/9/2010 1:35 PM ET
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Help! I'm about halfway through the first "Outlander" book. It's fine, but other than at the very first, where the heroine travels back in time, it seems like pure historical fiction. I expected more fantasy---more magic, more magical creatures, etc., so far there is nothing like that.

Does any fantasy appear later, in this book or others? Or is it more pure historical fiction?

Date Posted: 4/9/2010 1:57 PM ET
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IIRC, the time travel becomes more frequent in the latter books.

Date Posted: 4/9/2010 2:44 PM ET
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Loch Ness Monster, make an appearence,  

Date Posted: 4/9/2010 2:49 PM ET
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all true, but I think it's most HF as opposed to fantasy and magic...

Date Posted: 4/9/2010 3:00 PM ET
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It's more historical fiction; time travel is the only element could be termed fantasy. 

Date Posted: 4/9/2010 8:25 PM ET
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Agree re the Loch Ness scene. I'm not even sure why she put that in there. It kinda took me outta the story for a moment. But just a moment. Loved it otherwise.

It's definitely more HF than fantasy.

Date Posted: 4/10/2010 11:44 AM ET
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It did me, too.  But the idea that the explanation for Nessie is there's was a timeslip spot at the bottom of the lake, and it  keeps going back and forth between prehistoric times and ours, is amusing enough that I liked it.