Writery stuff, thoughts and random rants
What are the Hugo, Nebula, Clarke and Campbell awards for again?
For the brightest and the best SFF?
So… I wrote something. Fanfiction! (gasp)
Queer reading of Marfisa and Bradamante, two lady knights from Orlando Furioso:
Bradamante’s gold hair is tied in a pony-tail, glinting under the hot sun. Light dances on her armored body and coats her metal pauldrons until they shine as they ride under the sheltering branches of olive trees.
It is mid-day and summer sings in the sounds of insects, the lush fullness of the olive trees and the scents of rosemary and thyme lacing the air. The olive trees dapple the ground with their shadows. Marfisa knows it will soon slide into evening. They have to find lodgings somewhere or camp under the sky as they have so many times.
Somewhere, a church bell rings and Bradamante crosses herself automatically. Marfisa has often watched her pray before she sleeps, her lips moving in silent invocation In a way, she reminds Marfisa of her own prayers to Allah.
EDIT: Proper link! http://www.amazon.com/Rider-The-Trilogy-Joyce-Chng-ebook/dp/B00GHMIU9S
Pterosaurs. Desert Planet. Random mentions of food.