|From a lecture on Maps in Fantasy Novels at Readercon.
||[Jul. 11th, 2014|10:25 pm]
I don't have the exact quote, but the sense of it was,|
"One of the primary purposes of a map at the front of a fantasy novel is to signify that it's the kind of fantasy novel that has a map at the front of it."
With the claim that papersky had a map for THE KING'S PEACE/THE KING'S NAME, but the Nielsen Haydens had her NOT put it in, because it WASN'T that kind of fantasy novel, but it was similar enough that, if it DID have a map, people would expect it to be, and that would set up the wrong expectations and mess up people's appreciation of the book.
I don't know if that's true or not, but I bet papersky does.