1. 16:01 11th Mar 2013

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    Tags: writing stuff

    This is a really great post on the trend for grimdark and “gritty realism” in SFF that addresses, in the author’s words, “the ways in which grittiness is racially, sexually and culturally political, and whether or not those elements can ever be usefully disentangled from anything else the concept has to offer.”

    Recommended reading for anyone who cares about the intersection of worldbuilding and social justice.

     
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      The whole “grimdark” thing is an interesting construct in and of itself. The term comes from Warhammer 40K (“in the grim...
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      I haven’t read George R R Martin so I can’t comment on his books. I think the main point is about the prevalence of this...
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      I wrote about my exact reasons for disliking the argument here - it’s not exactly as you were using it, but the basic...
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      cersei lannister, grimdark, asoiaf, a song of ice and fire, i don’t go for the dragon argument, but otherwise, this this...
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      …yeah, there’s a line as far as making assumptions about potential lethality is concerned, and that definitely crosses...
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      So this pretty much articulates something I’ve been thinking about for a while…
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