10 Reasons Why You *Shouldn’t* Support Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West!

  1. You’re a hobbit and you don’t like adventure.
  2. You think originality is dangerous! You should NEVER bring a unique setting to fantasy or science fiction! And God help you if you MIX the two!
  3. You believe that stories about people and their very human motivations are boring, even if you punctuate them with lots of action and dramatic tension.
  4. You like selfish protagonists who become helpless victims of their own flaws, not flawed protagonists who fight constant ethical struggles to be better people.
  5. You don’t like badass women and you never want a book to pass the Bechdel test.
  6. You think it’s a bad idea for authors to reweave old tropes in new and exciting ways that you’ve never seen before.
  7. You don’t like cowboys. Or knights in shining armour, either. And definitely you don’t think anyone should ever put the two together.
  8. You think realism in magic is stupid. Magic should be able to do anything ALL THE TIME – because MAGIC!
  9. You don’t like interconnected storytelling or long books.
  10. You don’t want nuanced villains who have understandable reasons for the horrible, evil things they do.

You should definitely NOT click on this link to pre-order and support Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West! You’ll be supporting a writer — and a queer female Canadian writer at that! — challenging and embracing most of the tropes of genre fiction all at once, and you definitely don’t want to do THAT! Don’t do it! DON’T DO IIIIIITTTTTT …..

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