Byrt’s weekly blog ramble (10/8)

Our weekly trundle through the blogosphere


– One teacher’s story of fighting book censorship and how it ruined her career

– The ACLU reads science fiction to prepare for the legal battles of tomorrow

– A smidgen of controversy surrounding Neil GaimanDebbie Reese called out Neil on something he said during a 2008 interview, Neil responds on his blog.


- Ilona Andrewstake on a school banning Richelle Mead’s books before she’s even written them

- Guillermo del Torro on the culture significance of monsters, the vampire trend, and more

- Cherie Priest explains how pornography and war helped birth her steampunk world

- Scott Westerfeld on his Istanbul clankers

- Maria V. Snyder talks about the weather


- Chapter three of A Glimpse of Darkness by Lucy A. Snyder is up

River of Souls by Beth Bernobich – a short short at, introducing a new author

- The Cage by A.M. Dellamonica – another short story at introducing another new author