It’s fair to say 2012 has been great for women werewolves. Lycanthropes have also had some ups and downs in literature and pop culture this year; and as for gatherings of werewolf fans, there was one disastrous convention and one that was quite good. Continue reading →
If you think the modern werewolf tale is a thinly-veiled metaphor for raging hormones, Catherine Lundoff would say you’re right. Just maybe not be the ones you’re thinking of.
Lycanthropy in pop culture has become so attached to the adolescent (I Was a Teenage Werewolf and Teen Wolfwere early examples) that we ignore other times of change in the human body — such as the transition from middle age to one’s golden years.
But in Silver Moon, Lundoff eschews that obsession with youth by focusing on women “of a certain age.”
“I got the original idea for menopausal werewolves from watching the werewolf film Ginger Snaps, which features teenaged protagonists,” she says. “It’s also funny and political and very grim, and I wanted to do something a bit like that, except with a protagonist who was definitely not a teenager.” Continue reading →