Geek versus Girl

(Crossposted at Hahví.net) There have been several fascinating essays posted recently by female science fiction and fantasy writers reflecting on their experience as girls and the disadvantage they felt from an early age. There’s a nice summary of these posts … Continue reading

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No Retcon

I have discovered in myself a peculiar rigidity which appears to be growing with age (well, rigidity is supposed to increase with age, isn’t it?).  I am less and less tolerant of ret-conning.  To retcon, standing for retroactive continuity, is … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding with Horses: Urban Horsekeeping

In worlds and historical periods in which horses are a primary means of transport, they often coexist with cities. There’s a bit of a disconnect there. Large, herd-dwelling herbivore that evolved on and for steppe and tundra, that needs large … Continue reading

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