Dissecting Dragons

Episode 259: Taking a Toxicity Reading - Criticism and Compromise in Speculative Fiction

January 29, 2021

The bookish community has its fair share of people with opinions and most of the time that's a good thing. However there are times when differences of opinions on speculative fiction lead to figurative blows and even all kinds of nastiness. One of the big issues seems to be whether a reader or viewer can enjoy something which someone else considers problematic. And one of the problems is that criticism which starts off as reasonable either becomes abusive or is met with abuse. This week the dragons delve into this thorny subject with a look at why, how and what to do to avoid these situations spiraling.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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