By Terry Pratchett
It's undesirable sufficient being new at the task, yet Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is meant to do. in the end, he's been educated at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' college, around the sea from the dominion of the Sun.First, there's the enormous job of establishing an appropriate resting position for Dad -- a pyramid to finish all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative tasks, resembling facing mad monks, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to most sensible all of it off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal -- let alone aheadstrong handmaiden -- on the center of his realm.
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Phainómena are the visible or apprehendable aspects of things. A phantasía, on the other hand, is a mental image, perhaps our recollection of the appearance of a thing, perhaps drawn from some other source. In Aristotelian thought, the word phantasía also names the faculty by which things are imaged or imagined to be present. The word can also refer to a poet's ability to suggest the presence of things through images. Because this word was tied to appearances and imaginings it was frequently used to refer to instances of imagination unaccompanied by presence: for hallucination, for exaggeration, for inauthenticity.
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But we are getting prochronistic ourselves, and must turn to more basic questions of definition. If we are going to talk about science fantasy, we must at least consider the notions of science and fantasy themselves. I do not believe that there are entities out there for which fantasy and science are simply the proper names. If we are going to discuss these notions we shall have to begin by looking at the words themselves, rather than by trying to describe any changeless thing that might be named by such words.