Elizabeth Poynter

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I now live and work back in West Yorkshire, county of my birth, but having studied Chinese at university, I lived in China in the 1980s, and since then have lived in Germany and Japan (7 years in Hiroshima). I think this has had an impact on my writing; within the SF genre, I'm more interested in different cultures than technology, and I love developing alien languages and then dropping odd words into the text.
Lately I've been concentrating on writing for the theatre; I've been involved with local dramatics since I was a child, and I've now written several plays, both full-length for main stage and one-act for studio production, which are available through my website. (Unfortunately I can't add this genre to my profile as it isn't in the d
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Elizabeth Poynter There are so many options, but I think I'd like to visit Ursula LeGuin's world of Winter in The Left Hand of Darkness, where the people have no gender…moreThere are so many options, but I think I'd like to visit Ursula LeGuin's world of Winter in The Left Hand of Darkness, where the people have no gender for most of the time and come into a kind of oestrus, I suppose you'd call it, every month, becoming either male or female, they never know which. I would just want to explore the society as her narrator does in the book; gender is such a fundamental part of our identity and of how our society is structured.(less)
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Finally finished my new play, Suzy's Secret. It deals with some fairly serious themes - how we face up to death in our modern world, and how the deaths of our loved ones affects us - but I've tried to put a few lighter moments in there too. There's a lot here that has been brewing in my head for a while, and I hope it will touch a few chords in others, as Table for One reportedly did. You can r... Read more of this blog post »
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