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Intricate and Immersive Worlds in SF & Fantasy

If you want to listen to the original podcast it ishttps://anchor.fm/alchemyofgenres/episodes/Intricate--Immersive-Worlds-in-SF--Fantasy-eid3mf
The focus this time is on long running series' or intricately built worlds with depth and fully developed systems/relationships/rules/laws.  These will not be urban fantasy novels as those are based on our reality with a bit "extra' and not wholly new worlds created out of imagination.  As I have struggled with how to write up the information for this podcast, I have elected to just encourage you to explore the titles based on descriptions from the podcast.  It is a lot to write up.  I have also discovered that some series may not have aged well (specifically Edding's Elenium series when I revisited it, found some definite issues that I didn't remember from my original reading 10 years ago).
Here is a simple list of the worlds/authors discussed.
1.  Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks.  Four Lands (name of the world, Shannara…

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