Thursday April 6, 2006


Over at Language Log they've been carefully tracking uses of the newly-minted adjective brokeback.  I just discovered one more to add to the pile.  It occurs late in this excellent April Fools story from Locus, which you should go read before I spoil if after the jump.

The story concerns Del Rey's (fictional) plans to publish a line of "adult" Star Wars novels:

Del Rey's publicist indicated that they were willing to look beyond traditional adult themes, and were willing to pay top dollar for works to fill what were previously considered niche markets. As proof, she cited the hiring of Pulitzer Prize winner E. Annie Proulx to pen Brokeback Falcon, a novel which explores the forbidden love between Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Heh, that's clever...and maybe a little scary.  I suspect human-Wookiee nookie would veer dangerously into Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex territory.

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"Let the Wookiee win."

Posted by: Andrew at Apr 9, 2006 4:32:49 PM