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63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 04:25AM

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Comment author: CronoDAS 01 August 2009 03:53:36AM 3 points [-]

An entropy-like force that acts as the main villain of the story isn't exactly unknown among fantasy literature. (For example, "The Nothing" in The Neverending Story, or "The Unmaker" in Orson Scott Card's Tales of Alvin Maker series.) However, unlike real entropy, fantasy novel villains generally can be defeated, even if the victory is ultimately temporary and comes at great cost.