Author Topic: The Ethics of Fantasy  (Read 955 times)

Offline twik

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Re: The Ethics of Fantasy
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2018, 02:44:52 PM »
I think if it bothers you, write a preface. Explain that this isn't "fact thinly-veiled by fiction," but "a what-if scenario that takes lots of liberties."

I think the writers who contribute most to conspiracist mindset are those who try, as mentioned above, to suggest that everything's true in their story except for their manly self-insert - I mean, completely fictional main character.

Offline nomuse

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Re: The Ethics of Fantasy
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2018, 12:26:28 AM »
As it happens, I'm currently in the early parts of the long slog of writing a novel set in the Eastern Mediterranean ca 1200 BCE.

This is largely defanged territory; the nationalist crap is mostly old, not terrible well formed, and already in disagreement with itself. You might get a few people squawking about "Dorians," (there is a long, sad story there which I don't feel like going into) but otherwise I'm not too worried about charting around any remaining garbage.

I may annoy a few Sad Puppies though. That's something to be hoped for.