Because if it's popular, it has to be good! Right? Right?
There is no creativity by committee, but we love to believe otherwise.
Our art isn't just "content", but that's what it's being turned into.
Let's not fence ourselves in.
The neurotic escapism and spectators' world of masscult.
This last slew of posts sparked some comments, some locally and some elsewhere. I wanted to touch on a few of these, and conclude my discussion of masscult in SF&F with some directional suggestions....
How a literary critic from the 1960s casts light on the dilemma of SF&F publishing today.
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