85 Authors protest BBC’s treatment of genre fiction

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85 Authors protest BBC’s treatment of genre fiction

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:19 pm

Interesting article from BFS website, by some world famous Authors. 8)

http://s256537080.websitehome.co.uk/index.php
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Postby WannabeAngua » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:16 am

There was a LOT of names I didn't recognice in that article :oops:

I can understand their frustration, must be a let down to be ignored by the BBC like that, especially as the books they write are sold in large numbers and enjoyed by the public.
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Postby raisindot » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:46 pm

Methinks there are a lot of crabby genre writers out there with wayyy too much time on their hands.

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Postby LilMaibe » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:06 pm

Oh dear gods, don't tell me britain is actually starting to treat fantasy as -worthless genre-
We had that bit here a while ago when the current german publisher of the Discworld novels declared 'Pratchett isn't fantasy, it's social-critical satire and should be treated as such- (Translate that to -we are trying to save money so we say it#s not fantasy which enables us to do the translations with an online translator and the new covers via free clipart in a free graphic prog-)
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