Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

PSA: Historical Writing

If you are writing an historical story -- alternate history, secret history, straight-up historical, whatever -- please, please, please refrain from having your characters describe a current technology in clunky antiquated terms and then proclaim that sort of crazy thing impossible.

Please. Really. Maybe it was clever the first two times, but it passed into the realm of terminally lame well before I got to kindergarten.

(This means you, Harry Turtledove!)
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