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Language posted 11 August 2004 in Author Q & ALanguage by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

My only real complaint is when they start dabbling in fields about which they know almost nothing.

It seems that this is pretty much all I do when I write fiction! Don't get me wrong, I'm a fellow grognard junkie myself, but I rarely make it a primary criterion when reading fiction. Take all those who criticize Tolkien for the absence of plagues, etc. in his fictional armies: since this kind of verisimilitude obviously didn't interest Tolkien, isn't taking him to task on this and like issues simply missing the point? I guess I'm not clear on what makes this a matter of quality rather than taste.

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