Never Say Nebunever

My Blog Gate post of the week is finally up, a penultimate Nebulation (about the Nebunovellas, this time). I’m working on the novels, but I may not have them all read by next week’s post: kind of depends on how the week goes. (The plumbing issues have been resolved, though, fortunately.)

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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8 Responses to Never Say Nebunever

  1. scbutler says:

    Vegetarian Vikings indeed.

    • JE says:

      Do you know who coined that phrase? I googled for it last night but was just getting lots of homepages of Minnesota vegans and so I gave up tracing it to its source.

      But ever since I heard it I’ve liked the way it sums up that quality you see in some historical fiction–there’s one good person (or a group of good people) with 21st century values while everyone around them is a Neanderthal.

      • scbutler says:

        I have no idea where it came from. I was willing to ascribe it to you until you blew your cover, though I do have vague memories of encountering it before.

        Gotta love them 21st centurey values. What were those poor Neanderthals thinking?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wouldn’t you know, “The Poltical Prisoner” is the only one that should have wandered into my gravitational pull, but I missed that issue due to a change in mailing address.

    –Jeff Stehman

    • JE says:

      I think F&SF has all its award nominees up at its site. Of course, it’ll be a PDF–they can be problematic for e-reading.

  3. peadarog says:

    Did you forget the word ‘sunt’ when discussing the Space Squids? My Latin is far too poor to be sure, but I always thought the famous phrase was “His sunt calimarii”.

    Feel free to humiliate me with the truth 😉

    • JE says:

      “Hic sunt calamarii” would be okay, but the Romans tended to leave out forms of esse a lot, and that’s how Sayers turns the famous phrase (hic dracones in “The Learned Adventure of the Dragon’s Head”) so I figured I’d do the same.

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