Re: Herding Extropycats [was Shame on Australia]

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Sun Sep 02 2001 - 14:12:46 MDT

On Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 12:50:50PM -0700, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> >
> > You don't get it in British SF fandom, either. (Libertarianism isn't
> > any big deal over here; IIRC Ayn Rand never got published in the UK.
> I had no idea that the UK was that backwards or practiced so
> much censorship of ideas. Never published one of the most
> powerful novelist/philosophers of the 20th century (regardless
> of what you think of her opinions)? That is unbelievable.

It's not censorship. It's just that there's not really a market for
her ideas here. Clue: she's considered rather radical by US standards.
By British norms she's barking mad. She may well have been published
here -- but never made the bestseller lists, and isn't in print today
(or at any time in my living memory).

-- Charlie

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