August 20th, 2015
July 25th, 2015
July 1st, 2015
May 7th, 2015
It starts with money, of course. A demand, in fact, for rent.
April 27th, 2015
December 22nd, 2014
December 17th, 2014
like reading a newspaper, and it feels like getting reports from a real other world, one which has its own history, politics, and theology.
In later storylines, this distinction between Estarcion and the real world is broken down, to the point that one book is almost entirely given over to a discussion of the Bible, and Sim seems to believe, at least somewhat, that he was writing the prehistory of our own world — but so did Tolkien, and while Sim’s fictional world is nowhere near as fully thought-out as Tolkien’s, it was, for a while, possible to believe that it was, if only in Sim’s mind.
Trigger warning: this piece discusses rape.