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Aaaaaand, I have received the July issue of Asimov's, which includes my story, Bullet Dance. I share a TOC with Nancy Kress. *eek*

Don't know whether it's in bookstores yet. I suspect not.

Oh, here's the cover, complete with mailing label, because I haven't gotten my contrib copies yet, and the Asimov's site doesn't have a jpeg of the July cover up yet:



Meanwhile, I is plugging away at novel revisions. Almost at the half-way point.






BOU

samata(geru)

meaning: hamper, obstruct

交通妨害 == koutsuubougai == (noun) traffic obstruction
妨害 == bougai == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) disturbance, obstruction, hindrance, jamming, interference




Left radical is 'woman' (女). Right radical is 'side' (方), which here acts phonetically to express 'vilify'. This character is said to have originally represented a woman obstructing someone else's progress by vilifying them. Obviously a subject so important as to deserve its own character. As I've said before, Han characters make me suspect the whole damn culture was indistinguishable from a B movie. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Woman at side causes obstruction.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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