Dragaeran Genders (was: Favorite NON-fiction)

Wed Jan 29 07:18:59 PST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ruhlen, Rachel Louise (UMC-Student) 

> Sethra & Verra. What males compare to them? There are male 
> gods but they don't do much in the stories we know. It's not 

Probably because they're not cool enough. :)

Besides, who could compare to Sethra? :)

> there in the Vlad books, because the Jhereg itself is 
> segregated (the Left Hand), and while it may be "separate & 
> equal", this day & age one is naturally suspicious and 
> inclined to think otherwise. Steve is one of very few authors 

Eh. I assumed that female Jhereg either had more talent for sorcery (on average).

I suppose that the "business-end" of the Jhereg might have some kind prejudice there, It could be either way however:

Male Jhereg regarding the female jhereg as being only useful for sorcery OR

Female Jhereg considering the "dirty work" (e.g. knifing people in the back, instead of annihilating them with spells) "beneath" them. :)

Heck, it'd be amusing to find out that actually, behind the scenes, the female Jhereg are who _really_ run the "Organization". :)

> female characters, but it's not limited to male authors. Jane 
> Austen couldn't do it, but even her attempts are much better 

Do you mean Jane Austen couldn't write female characters, or that she can't write male characters?

Of course...

> than, say, LM Montgomery or Louisa May Alcott. So--thanks, Steve! 

As much as I like Alcott, I'm not sure I can comfortably say that she could write either gender believably. :)