?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

A Post About Social Commentary in Fiction

 Today's post, "Mixing Art and Politics," can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the blog I share with fellow fantasy authors Faith Hunter Misty Massey, and C.E. Murphy.  Please visit the site and enjoy the post.

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
hedwig_snowy
Apr. 6th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Odd, I've never noticed outwardly that your books are more political than any other fantasy works I've read.

I work on the assumption that all human interaction is political. Not a negative, just a dynamic. That many fantasy authors work in an environmental/ecological aspect seems fairly ubiquitous. And the other dynamics make for tension and make them interesting. What if someone wrote a book where everyone liked each other and got along and the world(s) was perfect? Pretty boring.

Not sure I get the review of Sorcerer's though. Was that their main focus? Over my head because, while I see the prejudice there, it seemed like a underlying theme rather than an in your face "One group has power and the other is oppressed and hated and I, the author, am telling you it's bad and it shouldn't happen anywhere!!!" tantrum....

Critics eh? Whatcha gonna do? Can't shoot 'em, can't shoot 'em into space.... :)
davidbcoe
Apr. 6th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
"What if someone wrote a book where everyone liked each other and got along and the world(s) was perfect? Pretty boring."

Exactly. Now, I don't believe that my job is always to take conflicts from our world and translate them over to another world. That would be boring, too. A created world should have its own issues. But to have some of them reflect universal problems seems like a natural to me.

As for the review, that's just something that's going to happen. I've gotten lots of bad reviews and will get more, I'm sure.
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Australia, Ghost Gum
davidbcoe
David B. Coe
Website

Latest Month

September 2014
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner