Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt

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Authors: Farah Mendlesohn Editor
Charles Stross
Jo Walton
Ian Watson
Ken MacLeod
Marie Brennan
Kathryn Allen
Chaz Brenchley
Hal Duncan
Ian Whates
Adam Roberts
Gwyneth Jones et al
Barcode/ISBN13: 9780955468803
ISBN: 0955468809
Imprint/Brand: Rackstraw Press
Release Date: 15 Feb 2007
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 264
Price $AUD: Now $29.95
Was $70.00
This is a discount of 57.2%
Categories: Book
Anthology / Collection / Short Stories
Science Fiction

In February 2007 Rackstraw Press published Glorifying Terrorism, an anthology of science fiction short stories written in protest of the new UK Terrorism Act.
When science fiction becomes banned hope and democracy is diminished.
Glorifying Terrorism is a science fiction anthology. With an introduction by Andrew McKie of the Daily Telegraph, it features contributions by top UK SF writers Ian Watson, Gwyneth Jones, Ken MacLeod, and Charles Stross. The anthology highlights the flaws in recent UK government legislation that criminalizes ‘encouragement of terrorism'.
The 2006 Terrorism Act makes it a criminal offence to incite or encourage others to commit acts of terrorism. Section 1 of the Act
specifically targets the ‘glorification of terrorism', understood to be ‘encouraging the emulation of terrorism'.
The authors and the editor of this anthology believe that the Act is bad law. Legislation already exists which makes it an offence
directly to incite violence. Furthermore, the generalized wording of certain subsections of the 2006 Act amounts to an unjustified
intrusion into the freedom of expression.

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