Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More on Discrimination in Fantastic Settings: The Skyhook Society

Hey guys! Sorry I've been dead lately. Unfortunately I'm still fairly dead and have not got another full post written up yet. However, the Border House does.

I argued that having the same tired discrimination tropes that we see in daily life was not necessary in settings completely unlike real life. We almost had a discussion in comments (guys! Check back on your comments occasionally! I respond!) and I think I want to do another post on that at some point, but I found an excellent post on the Border House that brings up another good point: the way discrimination is shoehorned into fantastic settings often doesn't make any sense. It's worth a read. Here's the link.

I should be a bit less dead later this week, so we'll see what I can get together in terms of real posts.