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Tough Guide to Fantasyland is a book by Diana Wynne Jones, a guide to the clichéd settings, characters, and trappings of generic fantasy. It was nominated for a [Hugo Award] for nonfiction in 1997.

Diana Wynne Jones explored similar ideas in fictional form in Dark Lord of Derkholm and Year of the Griffin.

Every section has an initial epigraph, usually one of the [gnomic utterance]?s of the sage Ka'a Orto'o.

The book is also sprinkled with OMTs, Official Management Terms. These are "forms of words which the Management has dreamed up for use every time a certain thing, fact, sensation or person is mentioned. Thus stew is thick (omt) and savoury (omt); history is lost (omt)".


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