Marie de France, Orality/Mouvance, and “Magical Linguistics”

I recently mentioned reading The Lais of Marie de France. Now, I discussed her work specifically in that previous post, but the introduction actually reminded me of a nexus of things that connect in interesting ways: the medieval concept of mouvance, our modern concepts of remixing and the Creative Commons, and the profound difference between oral and literate cultures… and […]


The Return of Sarnath

“The Return of Sarnath” was published in the original anthology Cthulhu Fhtagn! Weird Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, edited by Ross Lockhart and published by Word Horde on 15 August 2015. (It’s available at,,, or at the website of the publisher, Word Horde.) As with “Of Melei, of Ulthar”—a story to which this one […]