British SF authors in Free Speech protest anthology

Over at UKSFBookNews.Net, I see that Ken Macleod and Charles Stross (and other distinguished scribes) have come together for a word entitled Glorifying Terrorism. The tone is edited by Farah Mendlesohn, what is a very nice lady I bumped into a couple years back at an Eastercon. From the press release:

[The Rackstraw Press was] created in response to the Terrorism Act of 2006 – the controversial ban on the glorification of terrorism in the UK.

This Act is opposed by people from many political parties as an attack on free speech.Science fiction is a political genre. There are many science fiction writers who have already written novels and stories which could be considered in contravention of the law.

Glorifying Terrorism will be available from February 15th 2007, priced at £15. More information on the Rackstraw Press website, or contact It includes the work of

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Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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