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Ktf, an initialism for “Kill the Fuckers,” refers to a condemnatory style of criticism — usually of fanzines, but sometimes of books — that takes no prisoners. It was particularly prevalent in British fanzines in the 1980s.

Ktf reviews can be mean-spirited, and have led to more than one victimized faned’s gafiation. Dave Langford wrote: “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.”

This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether it’s still in use, etc.