April 12, 2016

A thoughtful review of my story ‘The Adventurer’s Wife’ by Derek Stilles at Speculating Canada! This story appeared in the anthology ‘She Walks In Shadows,’ published by Innsmouth Free Press.

Into the Darkness of Exploitation

I’ve read a lot of H. Rider Haggard, Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and other authors who thought that having the occasional interesting non-white-saviour character was like throwing them a bone, as if they were making a literary sacrifice to take any words or time away from their white protagonists, so I adamantly made the main character of this story Sima rather than the white saviour who showed up in her village and stole a relic. I’m
quite pleased that that came through in the story and the review!

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