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  • n. Alternative spelling of info-dump.

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Examples

  • The infodump is contemplated by Matt Cheney and Torque Control. [latter link via SFBC blog]

    SF Tidbits for 7/21/06

  • Just felt like nailing a point home about your choice of quote for the infodump, which is a valid complaint btw.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 3: The Dragon Reborn (1991)

  • The "infodump" remains a perhaps unavoidable limitation of such an effort, one that may even call into question the aesthetic integrity of the effort in the first place.

    Genre Fiction

  • For those who are very knowledgeable about or intensely interested in the period, I can see how the longer 'infodump' sections could prove fascinating.

    The Silver Pigs, by Lindsey Davis. Book review

  • I'll just say some general things -- first that yes it does seem like we should probably distinguish between "infodump" and "exposition", particularly since "infodump" has such a pejorative feel to it.

    Infodump Assumptions

  • Ideally the exposition "infodump" is inserted elegantly into the narrative, such that it does not impede the flow of the action with the dreaded "expository lumps."

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Recently Matt Cheney (and later Miriam Burstein) discussed the kind of narrative exposition pejoratively called the "infodump," in which "an author needs to convey a lot of information and does so by coming out and stating it.

    Genre Fiction

  • Cause I can see how this wold go wrong, reading as pointless infodump to a modern audience.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • That sort of malarky reads as editorialising blather, authorial infodump, telling rather than showing.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • With an infodump in the form of a class discussion.

    Lessons Learned from the First 15 Pages of Quantum Prophecy: The Awakening

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