L-Space

Another place, another time... in an age of wander

  • Senior librarians are also taught how to deal with the dangers of navigating L-space, such as the "harmless kickstool crabs, large and heavy wandering thesauri, the .303 bookworm and the dreaded clichés, which must be avoided at all costs."
  • The name L-space is based on use of E-space (Exo-space) and N-space
    (Normal space) used by Doctor Who.
  • L-space, short for library-space, is the ultimate portrayal of Pratchett's concept that the written word has powerful magical properties on the Discworld, and that in large quantities all books warp space and time around them. The principle of L-space revolves around a seemingly logical equation; it is an extension of the aphorism 'Knowledge is Power'
  • {Books} = {Knowledge} = {Power} = {{Mass} x {Distance}2} x {{Time}3}.
  • Large quantities of magical and mundane books create portals into L-space that can be accessed using innate powers of librarianship that are taught by the Librarians of Time and Space to those deemed worthy across the multiverse.
  • Libraries with enough books to open a portal are often large and sprawling; those venturing into L-space may not necessarily know that they have arrived.
  • The floor and ceiling of L-space follow the floor and ceiling of the library used to access it; the best example of this is that the central dome of Unseen University's library is "always overhead".
  • In every direction and as far as the eye can see bookshelves stretch off, meaning the nature of any walls are unknown.
  • Essentially, all bookstores are potentially infinite in extent; gateways into literary hyperspace: "a good bookshop is just a genteel blackhole that knows how to read."
  • Because L-space links every library, (and also possibly Death's Autobiography Library), it is possible to reach any one of these throughout space, time and the multiverse. This means that there are potentially other forms of data storage other than books as it represents every library anywhere.
  • One can read any book ever written, any book that will be written at some point and books that were planned for writing that were not, as well as any book that could possibly be written.
  • Adventurers may find markings and scribbled notes on the shelves to help them navigate.
  • Opening Ceremony: 7pm Friday July 5

  • Closing Ceremony: 3pm Monday July 8

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Guest Announcement - Rod Brown

We are thrilled to announce that Rod Brown, MD of Narrativia, will be joining us! With over 25 years experience in the television industry, and having helped to bring the Discworld to life in Hogfather, Color of Magic and Going Postal, we can't wait to hear what he's got planned next! See Rod's full bio on the Guest page.

Gala Banquet Announcement!

Your Patrician, Lord Vetinari, invites you to attend an Appointment at the Palace on Sunday July 7, 2013 for the grand Victorian Music Hall Gala Banquet!

Revel in the sumptuous three-course meal and marvel at the wonders brought to you by the finest entertainers in Thespia! They will bring you general rejoicing, delight you with comedy, melodrama, a weasel in the pants (theirs not yours!!) and many divers diversions!!! With a 1,000 elephants!!!!

Gala Banquet tickets are $88 for members only.

Dress code: Formal, magical robes, or costumes.