a large (often unwieldy or indigestible) amount of information supplied all at once; spec. as background or descriptive information in a narrative
Would you like a hard copy info dump of the current case?
Writers in my neck of the woods call this stuff ‘infodump’—putting in your research without bringing the narrative flow to a screeching halt.
Worst of all, the crucial repetition of the ’Gully Foyle is my name‘ jingle near the end of the book is lost—jettisoned along with the disposable info-dump sentence that reminds us who the Scientific People are.
The four young men—whose lives The Quorum traces through flashbacks and infodumps for 20 years.
Most of the first two hundred pages are taken up with long discussions between Moh and Janis about what is going on and what it all means, interspersed with cluttered flashbacks and long infodumps.
Kress orients the reader with her usual admirable lack of infodumps or bland narrative omniscience.
Corrupt info-dumps from the Fat Merchant Princes meant we might have a rogue Accountant on our hands.
They’ll be out of the buffer in another couple of days. Maybe a bit longer in the case of the lawyer. He’s got a huge infodump packaged on his person. Probably another semisapient class-action lawsuit.
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