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10 Of The Greatest SFF Curse Words, Ranked
Made-up cursing in fiction is hard, folks. There are many reasons SFF writers avoid having their characters dropping F-bombs, ranging from appealing to the widest audience to ducking the ire of network censors to the author’s personal distaste for expletives. Even so, most books aren’t interesting unless bad things happen to the characters. If those characters never curse when frightened, scared, or hurt, it stretches credibility, because many of us would curse up a storm in the same conditions. We know we’d curse, and not cursing feels fake. (That established, there will be no uncensored cursing in this post, just …