Intellectus Speculativus

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D Libris; Latin, roughly translated to “the books of D”. Intellectus Speculativus; also Latin, very very roughly translates to “Speculative Ideas”, also D’s blog, largely for reviews.

D is a genderqueer Glasgow-based bookseller. They are a recovering Ancient Historian, a comics nerd, a science fiction and fantasy devourer, and they are founder of Galli Books“.


  1. kai in nyc says:

    Hi! You asked a question on twitter. (Sorry to leave the answer here, but wasn’t sure how else to contact you; please feel free to erase, as not being in the right spot). In answer to your question about the dialect in “Super Bass,” it’s an amalgamation of various African American dialects: present day and historical, urban and rural, monolingual and inflected by Caribbean Spanish and Patois/French. It was great fun to invent!

    • Here’s as good a place as any, what with my actual review not having gone up yet! Thank you; I thought I recognised bits of it from a couple different places! Fascinating to hear about the amalgamation that it is! 🙂

  2. […] Apex anti-dialect piece, using as it does dialect (albeit an amalgamation of various dialects, per here) to give a sense of setting and place, and to emphasise certain elements of the […]

  3. S. C. Flynn says:

    The classical tradition in SFF; interesting. Am following.

  4. Alex West says:

    I love the whole concept of this blog. 🙂 Following.

  5. Kaarna says:

    Hi! I see you are on the panel on non-binary fiction on Worldcon, how cool! I would love to come and see it, but they also have Nalo Hopkinson’s interview at the same time, and I’m so torn on what to attend to.
    Do you think it would be somehow possible to get a list or something on the books/media you mention or recommend at the panel? I’m specifically interested in literature, but of course I love to watch shows that have nb characters, too, there’s so little representation.
    I know I’m grasping at straws here, but I’m desperate! I’m nonbinary myself and I’d love to read anything that shows us as who we are.
    Thank yo for your time!

    • Hi Kaarna, lovely to hear from you!
      I obviously won’t be live-tweeting the panel for once but I will be taking notes, and hopefully someone in the audience will be too, so with a little luck the titles we talk about will be discussed somewhere!
      Hopefully I’ll get the chance to meet you around the con somewhere, and enjoy the interview!

      • Kaarna says:

        Great, thank you so much! I will be searching online after the panel, and will perhaps tweet you to ask for help if that’s okay.
        I hope we’ll have a chance to meet at the con! 🙂

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