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Fiction & Rape

There's something Seanan McGuire refuses to do to her characters ... and I think I need to check out her books now.

In the comments, nancylebov references a very interesting article from TOR: A need to deal wounds: Rape of men in Cherryh’s Union-Alliance novels. You should note that this is specifically the rape of male characters by female characters. The lead exhibits are Signy Mallory in Downbelow Station (spec. with regard to Josh Talley) and Ariane Emory I in Cyteen.

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jinxaire
Sep. 29th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to check out the InCryptid series. I normally enjoy urban fantasy but have been really sick of the trend lately of every urban fantasy being a romance book disguised with UF themes. I'm desperate to read a good urban fantasy story that doesn't have the protagonist swooning over some hunk or guys fighting over her every other scene.
droewyn
Sep. 29th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
InCryptid is unabashed Paranormal Romance, so do expect some swooning. October Daye is Urban Fantasy, and while there is some romantic involvement it is not the focus of the story. If you're avoiding Paranormal Romance, I'd try Toby Day first.
jinxaire
Oct. 5th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info and rec. I'll have to check out October Daye instead, then.

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