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Okay - I just have to ask posted 27 December 2004 in Author Q & AOkay - I just have to ask by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Hi, Annabel. Welcome to the board!

As a culture, our fascination with epic fantasy worlds, I think, stems from a yearning for all those things modern mass society has stripped from us: moral certainty, an unambiguous place in our social and cosmic orders, the meaningfulness of individual heroism, and so on. But in the course of losing these things, we also lost much of what was horrible, including institutionalized sexism. What I wanted to do was to explore the good with the bad, to have a thoroughly 'unsanitary' fantasy world. Since women throughout much of history have been treated as sexual resources, I opted for the 'tale of two women' you find in Esmenet and Serwe.

I think this becomes more clear in TWP, but I'll let you be the judge! view post


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