Does Historical Fiction Glorify Sexism, Racism and Class Discrimination?

January 17, 2012

I write books set in the early Roman empire, a time during which a lot of horrible things were accepted as commonplace. Slavery was a normal part of life. Social class was enshrined into law. Women were sexual chattel, often Continue reading

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On Historical Accuracy (And Whether It Matters)

October 11, 2011

These days, the quickest way to start an internet pie fight is to bring up the subject of historical accuracy in fiction. The discussion almost inevitably breaks down into arguments about personal preference that masquerade as objective tenets of literary Continue reading

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