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Old 12-02-2013, 08:30 AM
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Are we talking about physical or social worlds?

For instance, Jasper fforde's Shades of Grey* has a fascinating SF world where society is rigidly structured based upon what colors you can see. It also a weird post-apocalyptic one that has strange rules like a ban on the manufacture of spoons and where Lincoln green (the color itself) is a narcotic.

fforde's Thursday Next novels also have some very strange world building.

*Not to be confused with anything else.
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