Martha Wells (marthawells) wrote,
Martha Wells
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I did a post on Black Gate: http://www.blackgate.com/2013/03/13/how-well-does-the-cloud-roads-fit-as-sword-and-sorcery/ on The Cloud Roads as sword and sorcery, and a bit about defining genre too narrowly. My favorite bit:
One of the other elements that doesn’t fit is that in sword and sorcery, a male protagonist often ends up rescuing a princess (or sorceress, or queen or some other woman who needs rescuing) and she is in effect the prize for his success. One of the things Moon discovers when he meets the Raksura is that his position in their culture, determined by their biology, makes him the prize in that scenario.

And I also have guest posts at:

* Angels of Retribution: Names and Naming A post by me on how I name characters, and a bit about names in the Raksura books.

* Eating Authors: Martha Wells This is a post about one of my favorite restaurants.

I saw Oz and was meh about it. It was beautifully filmed, and had some good moments, but I really disliked the characterization of the female characters (it made me really want to see a movie version of Wicked, and I didn't like the mention of Thomas Edison as a hero. If Edison had been there, he would have electrocuted the Munchkins and stolen all their stuff. But if Tesla had been there, with even a tenth of the Tinkers' resources and help, he would have built them a robot army on hovercraft and been leading them in the Iron Man suit. That's how it happens in my head, anyway.

But I loved the new trailer for The Great Gatsby
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