On the “perils” of worldbuilding in speculative fiction

Check out this video by Nerdwriter. Around the six-minute mark, he starts making an interesting argument about worldbuilding–specifically about the relative effectiveness of intricate worldbuilding a la George R.R. Martin and J.K. Rowling (generally considered a strength by most readers/reviewers) and the more ambiguous, sparse descriptions that force readers to engage in a more active/interactive […]