A rich and rewarding read, with Hobson (M.K. to his friends?) putting effort into creating a setting, and a palpable sense of place, and people, and history, and background, rather than a cod medieval fantasy setting.
Sanford and McAuley provide top-notch SF.
Lawrence C. Connolly. Daughters of Prime. I’m not a big fan of xenolinguistic/xenothropological fiction. Ursula
Paul Di Filippo. The Secret Sutras of Sally Strumpet. Similar in style to PDF’s humourous