I read this interesting article in the NY times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/books/review/edith-wharton-house-of-mirth-anti-semitism.html And I think it is an interesting one, and also applies to fantasy writing to a certain degree. If you look at Robert E. Howard's Conan short stories for example you not only see the fantasy world, you see the world through the eyes of a kinda weird guy who basically never left his home town in Texas, had a relatively racist world view by modern standards (like pretty much everyone in the 1930s so not judging) and was a pen pal of H.P. Lovecraft. So, what do y'all think, how did/does your world view shape your stories? Would you agree or disagree with the assumption that in fantasy stories the influence might not be as strong, because the world is different and contains societies living by completely different standards, so a reader would be more inclined to accept characters (and thus expressed views) as inherent to the fictional world, instead of judging the story (and/or the author) by our modern, probably more civilized standards? I am asking myself that because of course in such a fictional world there are societies that - for example - are extremely racist, support genocide, slavery, and so on,... and they are the good guys. I once wrote a D&D adventure in which I wanted to confront the players with two Dwarven factions, of which one (the good guys) were slavers. I never finished writing it, and my D&D group dissolved, but to this day I wonder how they would have reacted. Would they have refused working with them? Maybe even fought them, despite the slaves themselves seeing slavery as normal and even beneficial (the slaves were humans, and living pretty good, just not free. Moral dilemma and so on)? Would they have talked to me about why I displayed slavery in such a positive way? Anyway, the article indirectly brought that up again for me. So, what are your thoughts?