Another book identifcation request
January 21, 2022 4:02 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for the name or author of a fantasy book, where one of the characteristics of the world was that objects got better - in better condition, more valued - as they were used.

It might have been part of a series. I probably read it in the early 80s, but don't know how long before that it would have been published. It may have been classified as sci-fi rather than fantasy.

I don't think that was a major part of the plot - just an interesting thing about the world, but won't swear to that.
posted by still_wears_a_hat to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Sounds like David Brin's The Practice Effect.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 4:16 PM on January 21, 2022 [4 favorites]

Seconding The Practice Effect (1984). Darnit, you beat me. Brin mostly writes medium-soft Sci-fi, so it stands out in his canon.
posted by Sunburnt at 4:36 PM on January 21, 2022 [2 favorites]

Yep, thirded. The whole concept has stayed with since I first read it -- such a great hook!!
posted by wenestvedt at 6:02 PM on January 21, 2022 [1 favorite]

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