Monthly Archives: September 2010
… no readers of science fiction (as far as I know), would point out to the author that s/he has the information wrong because they know for sure that the decontamination chamber on Zenon X is painted in blue and not green, or that it wasn’t in operation until 26956, give or take a few centaves… But in historical fiction, readers do expect some of the “real historical facts,” even though some don’t want to be swamped by a lot of them.
September 28, 1066 William the Bastard (as his wife fondly called him), invades England at Pevensey to engage in the battle of Hastings which was not at Hastings, but at a place called Battle? Really? Was he lost?
“The National Adult Literacy Survey found a total of 21% of American adults function at a Level 1, the lowest literacy level, finding difficulty in reading, writing and computational skills considered necessary for functioning in everyday life.”