The Forest Crup is a hiccup when the Ringed World was created. You could even say it was an evolutionary mistake. Many would tell you it probably wasn't supposed to happen because nothing in the Forest Crup makes sense. Not even it's name. Since I am the author, I can let you in on some of its secrets that many of the citizens in the Ringed World don't even know.
The only sci-fi part of "The Choice of Aurvandil" briefly appears when High Collection police come riding...in spaceships??
POETRY. In the lemony sunshine, / under the olive trees, / dance the peach cobbler fairies, / and caramel honeybees.