Monday, 25 January 2016
An SF Villain
Gwendolyn Ingolfsson, a lone Draka based in the Bahamas in the late twentieth century, plans to enslave humanity or, failing that, exterminate it. So far, this makes her a standard sf villain.
However, Gwen's motivation and abilities are plausible because we have already read three novels about how the Draka grew from a colony of defeated exiles into a
Before the seduction starts, they eat, and we vicariously enjoy, yet another tasty meal:
Jamaican jerk-pork soup;
buffalo hump steak in a brown peppercorn sauce;
mangosteen and soursop;
Blue Mountain coffee.
We notice the food but know what is coming.
See also the Food Thread.