Monthly Archives: February 2016

SAMIZDAT: Thoughtcrime and Traditional Publishing

How one kneejerk act of bigoted censorship highlights where we are… and the dangerous places to which we are headed

Before I get into my commentary. Here are the shorthand notes about what happened…

Popular trad-pubbed author Nick Cole’s latest Sci-Fi novel was dropped by his publisher (Harper Collins Voyager,) and his contract was torn up, because of a minor plot point he used to show the motivation of the books antagonist. A plot-point that Nick’s young editor found “deeply offensive” to her political and social worldview.