Re: Herding Extropycats [was Shame on Australia]

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Sep 03 2001 - 04:24:30 MDT

Charlie Stross wrote:
> 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).

Sorry, but that is censorship if it is not at least tried to
publish the works of a best selling author. If she is "barking
mad" by British norms (though I hardly think you speak for all
British) then so much the worse for the country.

- samantha

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