Tag: Tanith Lee

Worldbuilding Wednesday 9/20/23: Shades of Orange

Orange is a color that literally didn’t exist in the English language before the 16th century. When people wanted to describe an orange hue, they used word composites like yellow-red or red-gold, or sometimes saffron. Only after Portuguese merchants began to import orange trees to Europe did the shade receive a name. In France the …

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The Dragon Quintet [Reading Challenge 2022]

The Dragon Quintet Edited by Marvin Kaye Featuring Orson Scott Card, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, and Michael Swanwick Tor Fantasy, 2006 [ Challenge # 50: A book you started last year and haven’t yet finished. ] I bought this book a number of years ago because I love dragons, but I never got …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 11/10/21: The Flat Earth

  In the late 1970s and 1980s British writer Tanith Lee came out with the books that most defined her career: The Flat Earth series. These books were about an Arabian Nights never-never land of deserts, demons, innocent maidens, leering rakes, and magic. The first three,  Night’s Master, Death’s Master, and Delusion’s Master dealt with, …

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