KTF

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Synonyms: kill the fuckers
See also: Concrit, Review, LOC
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KTF is a term in science fiction fandom for a scathing review. Dave Langford defines it as,

a legendary style of strongly negative fanzine reviewing supposed to have flourished in Britain early in the 80s. It's not a very helpful critical term, having grown over the years into a too-diffuse phrase of condemnation covering a wide range of material from the merely abusive and inept (relatively rare) all the way across to balanced commentary which expresses negative views even in passing.[1]

Still in use as of March 2012: see Priest’s KTF Review of Clarke Shortlist[2] at File 770.

References

  1. "Jargon In British Science Fiction Fandom" by Dave Langford, July 1, 1992. Online at Project Galactic Guide [1]
  2. archive.is