Thumbs up for Embassytown by China Miéville. Science fiction.
This is one of the few science fiction novels I could find that focuses heavily on linguistics as the science to go with the fiction. It was my first China Miéville novel. Now, if I knew two things about Miéville going into this book, it was that A. He is a genius and B.… >> Read more
There have been a few times recently when I found myself wanting to send friends to a website that explains what conlanging is, particularly in reference to languages created for works of science fiction and fantasy. Nothing out there suited me precisely, so – here is my own.
Conlanging is making constructed languages. A conlang is a constructed language and a conlanger is…well, guess.… >> Read more