40 Historical accuracy in fantasy with Steve LeCouiliard
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I’m still talking with artist, cartoonist, and writer Steve LeCouiliard, creator of Una the Blade and (with Leia Weathington), the co-creator of the historical adventure Silk and Gold.
Here we move on to the weighty topic of historical accuracy in fantasy and when it is and is not important.
Naomi Novik (who wrote His Majesty’s Dragon)
As an approach to writing about historical periods, I’m less interested in writing about the lords and ladies and more interested in just ordinary people.
Once again Silk and Gold!
The Varangian guard
It doesn’t have to be accurate, it just has to be plausible
STEVE: If there were orks in the service of the Ottoman Empire— ME: That would be awesome!
Age of Bronze by Eric Shanower
Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell
Rasputin was clearly a vampire
The Skystone by Jack Whyte
The Life of Pi
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Simon Roy’s Tiger Lung!
The World’s Other Side and the missionary records I read
The Terry Pratchett’s witches
My linguistically-bent friend!
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