Also, the copyediting on mine was just fine. Phew.
I also like period stories because it's a lot of fun to play off period ideologies against modern ones--I prefer to have my period characters think and act like period characters, rather than like modern people in period clothing. But that doesn't mean that one can't use the dichotomy to establish a bit of a dialogue between then and now. Along with the acknowledgement that 'now' isn't always necessarily more correct or advanced than then. Or maybe that's my anth training talking.
And nomail today.