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Moon Over Wisconsin: Science Fiction and Big Ideas

This morning I read on the Black Gate blog that SF3, the parent organization of WisCon, has withdrawn their invitation to Elizabeth Moon to be their Guest of Honor at their WisCon 35, their upcoming convention. Though SF3’s statement regarding the withdrawal … Continue reading

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Consequences, Not Censorship

As a writer and as a librarian, issues of censorship really push my buttons.  As a writer, I want, nay need, to be able to say what I want to say in the manner I wish to say it.  As … Continue reading

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Dungeons & Dragons and the Devil’s Web

John Kovalic posted this very in-depth article on his Facebook page today.  It chronicles that manic phobia that swept the nation in the 1980s that asserted that roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) caused suicides and pushed teens … Continue reading

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On the Power of Words

Words have power.  This is my credo, the closest thing I have to a statement of  faith.  I love them and, sometimes, they love me back.  I have surrounded myself with them as a reader, as a librarian, as a writer, … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

This week (September 26 – October 3, 2009) is Banned Books Week.  Never heard of it?  Then you haven’t been to a library in a while… Each year libraries across America celebrate our freedom to read and the importance of … Continue reading

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