Dissecting Dragons: Episode 152: The Universe in Motion - Expanding Series & Reader Opinion in Speculative Fiction
As readers and consumers of Speculative Fiction, there's nothing worse than a beloved series coming to a satisfying conclusion...and then finding out that despite all previous assurances, it's being continued in the future or a spin off is happening. Or is it really that bad? We all have 'don't touch' fandoms for books and films that have special meaning for us and it can be very annoying when an author or producer retcons situations, world or characters, but just how vocal about this is it reasonable to be? And isn't it a good thing for fans to be given more of what they already love? This week the dragons delve once more into the world of fandoms, looking at growing series and spin offs of popular franchises and shared universes. And finishing with a few tantalising hints about their own shared fantasy universe for future projects. Under the microscope this week; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, DC, Marvel and many more.
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