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" A baby writer should take inspiration from her predecessors but also find ways to tell her own stories in her own way. "
" Most science fiction is based on our knowledge now and uses that to project the future. "
" The more facts one introduces, the more truth one shows, the more determined the bigot is to cling to his belief. "
" Women in the post-Fifties world were appendages. They existed to serve men. Their lives and concerns didn't matter, except insofar as they impinged on Important Male Things. "
" So much of our fictional medievalism is distorted through a lens of Protestantism and the Reformation, slanted even further through Victorian anti-Catholicism. The depiction of actual medieval attitudes toward the Church is remarkably rare. "
" Yes, I do have a soft spot for complicated villains who can't help themselves. "
" Magic is what it is, and those who work it can be male or female; it doesn't matter. What matters is power. "
" Separation of Church and state was a radical idea when the U.S. was first founded, but it's become The Way Things Are. "
" I like going back in time and writing historical fantasy. I use some real historical characters as a background to give depth to the fantasy. And I throw my fictional characters into the midst of this, and, so far, it has turned out interesting. "
" Some books are a revelation. They come along at just the right time for just the right reasons. They become heart books and soul books. "
" Rawn did her own thing in her own way. She cast the female gaze on a genre heavy with all-male quest fellowships, trophy females, and the occasional Smurfette. Her world was male-dominated and highly patriarchal, but she populated it with notable numbers of well-drawn female characters. "
" It's sad when a woman writing fantasy in the United States in the 1970s has less actual feminist cred than Sir Walter Scott. "