A story is a type of conversation with the reader. If you don’t leave room for the reader to speak, you’re a terrible conversationalist.
In today’s sci-fi/ fantasy community, it’s fashionable to dig up H.P. Lovecraft and put him on trial as the avatar of everything wrong with speculative fiction.
1995 had seen the Legendary Pink Dots quit their record company, re-join their record company and ultimately start their own record company.
If you’ve spent any time talking about geek culture, you’ve probably seen one word come up over and over again: gatekeeper.