Date: 2013-09-18 03:08 am (UTC)
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (0)
From: [personal profile] krait
Huh. I suppose because I also participate in SF fandom as a fan, I didn't think there was anything controversial in your article? Like, yes, publishers have/are/will try to harness the power of independent reviewers if they can; that's self-evident? And the internet has made it much easier for authors to turn up in 'private' discussions of their works and make fools of themselves attempt to open debate where debate wasn't wanted or fairly weighted; anyone who spent years watching Anne Rice be her own worst enemy on [community profile] fandom_wank couldn't possibly argue that? And once a work is released and read by a brain other than the author's, "the author is dead" and that person's reading is valid to them and their emotional responses; duh?

Maybe it's just the lateness of the hour, but I couldn't quite figure out what had caused people to blow up. Perhaps I'll try rereading tomorrow and see if I can pick out where the furore blew in from?
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