Archive for July, 2012

On Bardugo’s Tsarpunk, Worldbuilding, and Historical Linguistics

Reflecting on Leigh Bardugo’s use of Russian in Shadow and Bone, I have made some comments to friends who asked to hear more. For context: this is the book (link goes to Goodreads); this is a positive review of the book that raised the questions that prompted this entry; this is a trustworthy negative review. Context about myself for those

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Between the Mountain and the Moon

My queer mythic poem in three acts and a coda, “Between the Mountain and the Moon,” is up at Strange Horizons! It was written for Izlinda Hani Jamaluddin as a part of the Magick4Terri auction. It contains one of my favorite-ever lines, ” Every girl […] followed by suitors springing everywhere like moths from larvae”

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