I’ve always said that I want to explore more queer themes in mainstream fantasy, right? I’m finally doing it here. Please note two important points before we dig in. First of all, this post is not really about queers in fantasy, it is specifically about queer representation in mainstream fantasy books. There are many works … Continue reading Fantastical Dykes and Queens
Talking about writing progress, blogs I drafted and other details of course
The Grey Bastards is a soft magic, epic fantasy. It takes place in a world of frails (basically what we normies would call humans), orcs, elves, centaurs, and of course half-orcs. The general feel of The Grey Bastards was best described by reviewers better than myself as a bikers fantasy. It is done in a limited third person POV, nestled in the mind of one character, Jackal, or Jacko if you want to piss him off. I would also say that the Grey Bastards is a heavily character driven book.
From this week's meanderings, here's a few lovely gems on Coffee, Stephanie Meyer, and the badness of bad language in a bad world.
How I began writing a pretentious fantasy book.
Warbreaker is the first book in the Warbreaker series by Brandon Sanderson. It is a typical Brandon Sanderson book, meaning highfantasy, hard magic, and a character driven story. This is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to … Continue reading Bookreview: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
The book addresses evolution and heredity by studying its building blocks, namely genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic. And the magic of the book grows as you progress from one dimension to the next. This book was written by Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb. Eva Jablonka is an Israeli theorist and geneticist, born in 1952 in … Continue reading Evolution in Four Dimensions by Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb
Almost from earliest times in Europe the Orient was something more than what was empirically known about it.- Orientalism by Edward Said p. 55 To be frank from the start, the book is super academic in my opinion. Reading it takes time, sometimes it gets boring, but you can't risk skipping pages, it's not Jules … Continue reading Orientalism by Edward Said