Byrt’s weekly blog ramble (10/8)

Our weekly trundle through the blogosphere

<–BLOG SMART

– 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.

AUTHOR TALK –>

- 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

<–WEB READS

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

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

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

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