We’re hosting a “Labor Day Giveaway” to give you something to work on this weekend:

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Tweets of the Week: “…and the sparrow set to the sky in a flying spree, for the sport of the pharaoh.”

 

FAQ update: Gender and Pronouns

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.]

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[“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.]

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Oscar Wilde, on what books NOT to read:

“To tell people what to read is a rule either useless or harmful, for the true appreciation of literature is a question of temperament not of teaching…But to tell people what not to read is a very different matter, and I venture to recommend it as a

Oscar, looking like a proper dandy.

mission to the University Extension Scheme. Indeed, it is one that is eminently needed in this age of ours, an age which reads so much that it has no time to admire, and writes so much that it has no time to think. Whoever will select out of the chaos of our modern curricula “The Worst Hundred Books,” and publish a list of them, will confer on the rising generation a real and lasting benefit.” –Oscar Wilde, “To Read or Not to Read,” Pall Mall Gazette XLII (Feb 1886).

[“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.]

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