February 24, 2020, 06:44:38 PM

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Offline isos81

Re: Bigotry in Fantasy
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 06:48:07 AM »
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Re: Bigotry in Fantasy
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2020, 10:15:59 AM »
Fascinating to me that this thread is from 2012, the year before the first Puppy-related campaign, two years before the Puppies (et al) really started targeting the Hugos. Arguably, that whole schmozzle really lanced that boil for the genre (the way the current RWA debacle might hopefully be doing for Romance). That doesn't mean there interesting lingering unpleasantness, but I hear long-time genre-community members like Kate Elliot telling stories of "back in the day" and it's hideous, and I believe (and really hope) we've come a long way since.

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Re: Bigotry in Fantasy
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2020, 04:48:50 PM »
Have I missed a single example in this thread? Lots of people talking about how horrible we all are, but not discussing titles authors or giving examples. I reckon most of the fantasy published in the 70's or before (with a few notable exceptions) would not be published now.

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Re: Bigotry in Fantasy
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2020, 05:11:51 PM »
What I find strange is when a character is a bigot and some readers must think the author must be too for writing such a character.
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Re: Bigotry in Fantasy
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2020, 05:13:59 PM »
Exactly this. The good and noble are so bland to read.

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Re: Bigotry in Fantasy
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2020, 05:48:24 PM »
I don't know if it's the books I read/your recommendations/general authors, but I haven't really found any -isms in my fantasy books.
The worst I got might be just some patronising/sexist stuff, but nothing too overt - for example, an army just with men with all the women at home.
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