Tag: historical fiction

Behn’s Badass Bibliotheque: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik Q&A

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Welcome to our first Behn’s Badass Bibliotheque summer book group post! Alaina Pincus, general editor of ABO Public, and Shea Stuart, 18th Century and Pop Culture section editor, discuss His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik, which is the first book in her Temeraire series. The novel is a fantasy set during the Napoleonic Wars in which…

Outlander, Season 2: Review of Episodes 12 and 13

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In honor of the supersize Outlander finale, it’s a supersize review for ABOPublic. I’ll try to move briskly but we have a lot of ground (and time) to cover. While watching the final two episodes, “The Hail Mary” and “Dragonfly in Amber,” I was actually reminded of Episode 5 “Untimely Resurrection,” where Jack Randall marvels…

Outlander, Season 2: Review of Episodes 6-7

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Wow… after one of the world’s most disastrous dinner parties, who thought that things could get so, so much worse for the Frasers? The nail-biting sixth and seventh episodes of Outlander’s Season 2, “Best Laid Schemes” and “Faith,” ratchet up the trauma the show inflicts on its main characters with stillbirth, treachery, child rape, occult…

Review: Outlander Episode 3

Review: Outlander Episode 3

Episode three of the TV adaptation of Outlander continues Claire’s foray into the eighteenth-century experience, but raises the stakes considerably as she challenges the local judicial system and priest with her modern ideas of punishment and health. Humour is conspicuously absent from episode three of this fish-out-of-water tale (where’s the montage of Claire teaching Dougal…

Review: Outlander Episode 2

Review: Outlander Episode 2

Episode 2 of the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander picks up right where we left off, with Claire arriving as a prisoner at Castle Leoch. It’s another exposition-heavy episode, but fills in necessary information about Jamie, introduces some intriguing secondary characters, and sets the stage for Claire’s prolonged visit to the eighteenth century. A…