Genre: adult, fantasy
Diversity tags: disability representation (autism), neuroatypicality representation, lgbtqiap+ representation (gay, bisexual, m/m relationship)
Publication date: 03 March 2021
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Shown on page:
- Abuse – Never shown on the page, but an important aspect to the backgrounds of each main character, and talked about between them
- Rape – It is never directly depicted, though the victim recounts the events during a monologue about halfway through.
About the Author
C.M. Caplan Is the author of The Sword in the Street. He’s a quadruplet (yes, really), mentally disabled, and he spent two years as the Senior Fiction Editor on a national magazine – while he was still an undergrad in college. He has a degree in creative writing from Salem State University and was the recipient of the university’s highest honor in the arts. His short fiction also won an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Writers of the Future Contest.
Caplan’s introduction to fantasy came through J. R. R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin. He has a tattoo that roughly translates to Valar Morghulis, as written in Tolkien’s Elvish script, in an acknowledgment of that fact. Other influences include Robin Hobb, Ellen Kushner, N.K. Jemisin, Katherine Addison, John Irving, Ann Petry, K.S. Villoso, and Neil Gaiman.
He currently lives in New England, where he works remotely for a social justice theater company.