Author, Scott Lynch, responds to a critic of his FANTASY book “Red Seas Under Red Skies.”

Author Scott Lynch responds to a critic of the character Zamira Drakasha, a black woman pirate in his fantasy book Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second novel of the Gentleman Bastard series.

Scott Lynch brings it to some sweaty-faced jerk who apparently doesn’t like it when other people get to have aspirational characters too. It’s an odd irony that a reader is complaining about the lack of realism in a fantasy novel. It’s also sad that he didn’t bother to do any research before deciding to school Lynch about the state of historical piracy. If you want to read about perfectly plausible seamanship, I suggest you read She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea; The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O’Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea; and Bold in Her Breaches: Women Pirates Throughout the Ages.

Author Scott Lynch responds to a critic of the character Zamira Drakasha, a black woman pirate in his fantasy book Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second novel of the Gentleman Bastard series. - Fuck Yeah SciFi/Fantasy WOC

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~ by poǝןɔɐɯ uǝʞɔɐɹq on 10/12/2012.

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