November 8th, 2007

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World Fantasy Con: What Are the Taboos in Fantasy Today?

Wow, this won the poll in a landslide. So:


What Are the Taboos in Fantasy Today?
They shift with the times. Is the writer ever really free to write about ANYTHING?
Sharyn November (m), John Grant, Tom Doherty, Steven Erikson, Lucienne Diver

November (sdn) is Editorial Director of the YA line Firebird. Grant is a novelist and co-authored the Encyclopedia of Fantasy with John Clute. Doherty is in charge of Tor and Forge (I'm not sure of his precise title). Erikson writes the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Diver is a genre fiction agent.

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Anyone got any more taboos to offer? I'm sure there are, but the nature of the things is that it's hard for me to think of them.