We just updated our FAQ to reflect a question we’ve been getting a lot:
Why do you guys use “s/he” or “he/she” so much when talking about each other? Why not use only gender-neutral pronouns such as “they/their”? That’s a good point. The main reason is the Narrator and I are cis-gendered. We don’t want to abuse a gender-neutral pronoun because, when we do finally reveal who we are, we don’t want to undermine a whole group of people who do use the they/their. It’s not our pronoun and we want to respect those who do identify with they/their. Though, you may see us drop a few they/theirs in the novel because English is an illogical chimera of language.
Hope this clarifies some things for you, Reader.
The English Language, basically.
[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]