Haworth, Barry wrote:
> One good example of magical realism is Larry Niven's Warlock stories -
> "Not Long before the End", "What Use is a Glass Dagger?", "The Magic
> Goes Away" and a few others. In these, he imagines a static force
> ("mana") which provides the energy for magic to occur. Some animals use
> it, either as a vital part of their metabolism (such as centaurs, who
> die without it) or as something they can live without (such as unicorns,
> who without mana have no horns). Magicians can use this force for
> spells, but once it is used up it cannot be renewed. Niven referred to
> these stories as "Rivets and Sorcery" (rather than "Swords and
No. This is not magical realism at all.
In magical realism, the setting is very normal, like a mainstream
novel. The magic is usually small and unremarkable, and not a focus
for the story at all.