The Latest by Marie Brennan
News and Site Updates
The anthology Lace and Blade 4 is out now, with my short story “At the Sign of the Crow and Quill”!
“Daughter of Necessity” will be in the anthology Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction, due out this fall!
From the Journal
Onward to other types of body modification! This is one of the months with five Fridays, so the next New Worlds Patreon essay will be a “theory piece,” talking about some of the underpinning concepts and ways to approach this subject in fiction, rather than specific cultural content.
It feels to me like every time I read about the evolution of a language over time, the general pattern is one of it becoming grammatically simpler. They go from having lots of cases to fewer or none at all, shed moods or aspects or dual forms, even (on the phonological rather than grammatical end) […]
I’ve never bought into the argument that dismisses a certain kind of female character as badly written because “she’s just a man dressed up in women’s clothing.” I myself am not terribly feminine in the stereotypical sense: I rarely wear skirts, prefer action movies to romantic comedies, don’t readily share my feelings, etc. But that’s […]