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Weird Adventures
Publisher: Hydra Cooperative
by Ricardo S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/26/2022 21:00:47

I got turned off of this book pretty early on. I realize that some portion of this might fall into "get over it" territory, but I couldn't help but feel that plenty of the problematic racism of the Weird Tales era was present in these books, given just a bit of a new coat of paint, but not in a way that tore it down or engaged with it seriously. For example, the slave trade in the New World was actually begun by (basically) now-vanished Atlanteans, not the European analogues. (The white folk still discriminate against "The Black Folk" as they're called, though. And they come from Ebon-Land.) The mystical Chinese stand-ins look like anybody else — but their dread rulers are in fact lemon or saffron skinned.

Lots of this text could probably be entirely replaced to get rid of the parallels with 1930s racism, and the setting would remain coherent. It wasn't, though.



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
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