Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Poul Anderson, The Broken Sword (New York, 1973), p. 62.

Nearly as tall and nearly twice as wide as a man;
arms like branches of trees hanging to the knees;
short bowed legs;
clawed splay feet;
green, cold, slippery skin moving across stone-hard flesh;
most of them bald;
large round skull-like heads;
flat noses;
large mouths;
pointed ears;
whiteless black eyes set deep in bony sockets.

Trolls in fantasy. Martians and Merseians in sf.

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