Alexandra Duncan

Science Fiction. Fantasy. Feminism.


This past summer Jeremy spent five and a half weeks in Italy on an archeological dig.  It was the first time we had been apart for any significant amount of time since we got married, and I suddenly found myself with a lot of time on my hands.

The result of all that time is coming out next month in the May/June issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  It's a novella called "Rampion." It's a historical fantasy set during the fall of the Umayyad caliphate in 11th century Spain, loosely based on the fairy tale "Rapunzel." (By the way, if you want to read a really interesting book about the Muslim rule of southern Spain, I can recommend The Ornament of the World, by Maria Rosa Menocal.) Like history, it isn't always pretty, but I hope you end up enjoying it.

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