Wonder Woman #34 Selfie Variant by Terry Dodson

Wonder Woman #34 Selfie Variant by Terry Dodson

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(via Snapshot: Ben Peek)

"The series is a kind of love letter to my teenage years, where I lived on a steady diet of fantasy novels, but written by my adult self, who perhaps would have very little to do with the person I was, then (which, really, is what most of us think, I assume). The adult me took a much more measured view to the world building, and began it from an ideological point of view. When I say that, I don’t mean the bit about the gods being dead, but I mean the world beyond that, the interactions of men and women, and race. A lot of fantasy is, either through design or not, conservative. Monarchist, patriarchial societies filtered through psuedo christian values. Not all of it, mind you, and sometimes that’s the exact point – but in a genre where dragons can appear, personal hygiene is of a higher standard than usual, and people kill without any real pause, I don’t really see much of a point to adhering to that conservative side. Which is a long way round of saying I approached my world building from a point of equality in terms of race and sex and sexuality, and I have used that as the base from which I have grown everything in the book, both in terms of basic prose, and in terms of plot, themes, etc." Ben Peek, on writing The Godless.

(via Snapshot: Ben Peek)

"The series is a kind of love letter to my teenage years, where I lived on a steady diet of fantasy novels, but written by my adult self, who perhaps would have very little to do with the person I was, then (which, really, is what most of us think, I assume). The adult me took a much more measured view to the world building, and began it from an ideological point of view. When I say that, I don’t mean the bit about the gods being dead, but I mean the world beyond that, the interactions of men and women, and race. A lot of fantasy is, either through design or not, conservative. Monarchist, patriarchial societies filtered through psuedo christian values. Not all of it, mind you, and sometimes that’s the exact point – but in a genre where dragons can appear, personal hygiene is of a higher standard than usual, and people kill without any real pause, I don’t really see much of a point to adhering to that conservative side. Which is a long way round of saying I approached my world building from a point of equality in terms of race and sex and sexuality, and I have used that as the base from which I have grown everything in the book, both in terms of basic prose, and in terms of plot, themes, etc." Ben Peek, on writing The Godless.

Snapshot: Kim Wilkins


Kim Wilkins talks about her upcoming fantasy novel, her bestselling alter ego Kimberley Freeman, and how to survive as a writer in today’s (and tomorrow’s) changing industry.

New cover reveal! The second Tabitha Darling culinary crime novel, by Livia Day - when is a drowned girl book cover not actually a drowned girl book cover? When it’s vanilla!

New cover reveal! The second Tabitha Darling culinary crime novel, by Livia Day - when is a drowned girl book cover not actually a drowned girl book cover? When it’s vanilla!

(via Announcing the Australian Spec Fic Snapshot 2014)

Announcing the Aus Spec Fic Snapshot 2014 - it’s that time again!

(via Announcing the Australian Spec Fic Snapshot 2014)

Announcing the Aus Spec Fic Snapshot 2014 - it’s that time again!

(via ROBOTECH REWATCH 9 - It’s Not Easy Being Vermilion)

Breetai throws down to the slash fandom & punches mecha in the head in this installment of the Robotech Rewatch.

(via ROBOTECH REWATCH 9 - It’s Not Easy Being Vermilion)

Breetai throws down to the slash fandom & punches mecha in the head in this installment of the Robotech Rewatch.

Friday Links is Watching July Disappear into the Distance


Friday Links is back, just as July starts disappearing into the horizon ahead of us…

(via Roman Snark and Other Bedtime Stories)

New book! 50 Roman Mistresses is a slender historywhump based on short essays from my blog.

"Here are fifty extraordinary women of Ancient Rome—virtuous wives and adulterous vixens, abductees and viragos, imperial mothers and mortals who became goddesses, all taking their place in history. "

(via Roman Snark and Other Bedtime Stories)

New book! 50 Roman Mistresses is a slender historywhump based on short essays from my blog.

"Here are fifty extraordinary women of Ancient Rome—virtuous wives and adulterous vixens, abductees and viragos, imperial mothers and mortals who became goddesses, all taking their place in history. "

(via It’s Raining Musketeers - the BBC Musketeer Edition Part III (2014))

3rd and last of my super spoilery BBC Musketeer reviews! D’Artagnan still has no hat.

(via It’s Raining Musketeers - the BBC Musketeer Edition Part III (2014))

3rd and last of my super spoilery BBC Musketeer reviews! D’Artagnan still has no hat.