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A Guide to Swearing in The Blacktongue Thief

Many fantasy worlds have their own rules, magic, and language for readers to learn and devour throughout the course of the book…but what about the most important part of getting familiar with a new, fantastical vocabulary? No, not how to say ‘yes’ or ‘please.’ We’re talking about the SWEARING. Christopher Buehlman, author of The Blacktongue Thief, has kindly provided us with a very detailed guide to all the cursing potential in his new novel. Check it out here!

Exit Pursued

Max Gladstone’s Last Exit is the winding tale of a labyrinthian web of alternate realities, the poisonous rot that corrupts so many of them, and of a woman who once set off with her friends find something better, or make it. The writing of Last Exit held just as many twists as the resulting plot! Here, Max presents his story behind the story, and it’s an exciting one: Robbery, rumination, writing, and a shoutout to Bob Seger await. Check it out!

Characters Who Think With Mythology

Ada Palmer’s Terra Ignota series is an epic saga of political science fiction, strongly influenced by her background as a historian. As the series draws to a close with the recently released volume, Perhaps the Stars, Ada has taken the time to share her thoughts on how mythos impacts the lives and thoughts of characters, but also people.

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