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10 Writing "Rules" we wish more science fiction and fantasy writers should break

I think authors should be very careful about breaking rule 10 (no "unsympathetic" characters) in the linked article on io9.com

 

It can work but personally I'm far more likely to not buy or finish a book with an umsympathetic protagonist.  I read the sample chapters for Prince of Thorns and thought they were incredibly well written but had no temptation to buy the book because of the protagonist.  Reading a book hoping the protagonist gets killed off is not my idea of entertainment.