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

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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