_The Thief_, with spoilers galore--extra long for your enjoyment

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Sun Mar 10 00:34:23 EST 2002

I found out whether he was really a he,
> and it was a while before one found out, as I recall (not really so very
> long, but long when one was reading at about one-quarter speed, due to
> checking for pronouns in the road).

It's terribly difficult to write a masked-gender book (I think "gender" is
actually incorrect there - "sex" is the grammatically correct word, but
"masked sex" has the wrong connotations :-/)

One can pull it off in First Person, but one still has to beware of comment
from other characters.


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