In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Claire Humphrey's "Le lundi de la matraque (Nightstick Monday)."
it howls / the beast black-backed and fanged / his language languishing
Yann kept the dynamite in his coat closet. I smelled it as soon as he let me in.
I see many pencil stubs, spent Wacom nibs, and an alarming amount of coffee in my future.
The more profoundly an SF novel knows what it is talking about, the more in other words it resembles a talk experiment, the more profoundly it should know what it is not talking about.