Banned Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Collection

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Banned Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Collection
ISBN: N/A | 2018 | 1 CBZ + 1 AZW3 + 1 PDF + 51 EPUB | 765 MB

Quote: Select allThe Worlds Without End Banned Science Fiction and Fantasy Books is compiled and maintained by Worlds Without End. It was inspired by a story out of Missouri about a local school board banning Slaughterhouse-Five, which got us wondering how many other SF/F books wind up on someone's prohibited books list. It turns out, there are more than you might think. This list is a work in progress, so if you know of any SF/F books that have been banned anywhere in the world

Included:
A Wrinkle in Time_ 50th Anniversary Edition - L'Engle, Madeleine.epub
Absolute Watchmen (2005) (HR) (Minutemen-TheKid).cbz
Adams, Douglas - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (ISBN 9780307417138).epub
Alice Sebold - The Lovely Bones.epub
Animal Farm (Mariner, HMH) - George Orwell (retail).epub
Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange_ The Restored Text [retail].epub
Beloved - Toni Morrison.epub
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley.epub
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins.epub
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury.epub
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk.epub
Flowers for Algernon.epub
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley.epub
Garth Nix - Shade's Children [retail].epub
Grendel - John Gardner.epub
Harry_Potter_and_the_Half-Blood_Prince-Rowling.epub
Harry_Potter_and_the_Sorcerers_Stone-Rowling.epub
Ironside - Holly Black.epub
Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels.epub
Jurgen - James Branch Cabell.epub
King, Stephen - Carrie (ISBN 9780385528832).epub
King, Stephen - The Dead Zone (ISBN 9781101138144).epub
Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House.epub
Lord of the Flies - William Golding.epub
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale.epub
Master and Margarita _ 50th-ann - Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanasevich; .epub
Naked Lunch_ The Restored Text (Grove Press) - William S. Burroughs (retail).epub
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman.epub
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell (retail).epub
Orson Scott Card - Ender 01 - Enders Game.epub
Philip Jose Farmer - The Lovers; Dark Is the Sun; Riders of the Purple Wage [retail].epub
Pullman - The Subtle Knife.epub
Ragtime - E. L. Doctorow.epub
Rice - Interview with the Vampire.epub
Roadside Picnic - Arkady Strugatsky.epub
Robert A. Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land (Uncut, Retail).epub
Satanic Verses - Rushdie.epub
Sixth Column.pdf
Stephen King - Cujo.epub
Stroud, Jonathan - Bartimaeus 1 - Amulet of Samarkand [R].epub
Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay.epub
The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman.epub
The Giver - Lois Lowry.epub
The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman.epub
The Hobbit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) (75th Anniversary Edition) [Epub] - J.R.R. Tolkien.epub
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins.epub
The Iron Dream - Norman Spinrad.azw3
The Martian Chronicles_nodrm.epub
tithe_amodernfaerietale_black.epub
Tolkien, J. R. R. - The Lord Of The Rings (v5.0) [2009].epub
Valiant - Holly Black.epub
Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle.epub
Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five.epub
We - Yevgeny Zamyatin.epub[/list]

Banned Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

A blog post about Slaughterhouse-Five being banned (yet again) got us to thinking: How many other SF and fantasy books have been banned over the years? How many are banned right now? Then, we looked at all of the lists we maintain and realized there might be one list that doesn't yet exist… perhaps the most necessary list of all: Banned Science Fiction & Fantasy Books. To celebrate the launch of our new list, we thought we'd discuss just a few of them.

There are many reasons a book might get banned. Here are just three.

Politics
Animal Farm had problems getting published from the very beginning. George Orwell tried to publish it in the early 1940s, but publishers were loath to print anything that might threaten the British alliance with Russia. When Orwell finally did publish it in 1945, his preface on the English self-censorship was itself censored from the print runs.

In 1963 the John Birch Society challenged its status in Wisconsin schools, despite its anti-communist stands, simply because it contained the phrase "masses will revolt." Just in case that wasn't ironic enough, a district in Georgia received challenges to the book because it had objectionable "political theories." The same thing happened in New York state because, a study concluded, "Orwell was a communist." At least the Russians understood what Animal Farm was about when they suppressed its presentation at their 1977 book fair.

The most recent attempt to ban Animal Farm was in 1987, in a fascinating case where the banning of one book (for obscenities) led to the district having to ban 64 classics out of consistency, which also included (or should we say excluded) 1984. The embarrassment led the district to eventually reinstate all of these books.

Today, it's more autocratic regimes that tend to proscribe the book. In 1991, Kenya quashed the stage adaptation of Animal Farm, because it criticized corrupt leaders and Kenya's one-party rule was, well, corrupt. Most recently, in 2002, the United Arab Emirates banned it for "contradicting Islamic principles."

Sex
It should come as no surprise that Stranger in a Strange Land is often banned for sexual content. It is, after all, a very sexy analysis of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. What should surprise is that Brave New World is challenged even more for the same reason. It was banned right out of the gate in Ireland in 1932, for being "anti-family" and "anti-religion." Today, parents are far more likely to object to the fact that it addresses sexual promiscuity. Nevermind that Huxley himself was depicting the sexual acts as a negative example of disconnecting love with the act.

In many ways, his novel's ban confirms Huxley's own predictions. In this classic dystopian novel, all pain is eliminated so that citizens won't have to deal with the burdens of knowledge. One California school board might have been thinking the same when they decided the classic contained too many "negative activities." Apparently, students were only supposed to think happy thoughts. Perhaps it is incidents like these that lead Huxley to proclaim, in 1959, that the dystopia he foretold is developing far faster than he originally predicted.

Religion
The second most challenged book(s) in 2010 was Philip Pullman's very popular His Dark Materials trilogy. Far from being sorry about it, Pullman must be thrilled. It wasn't too long ago that he expressed surprise that so many people were objecting to Harry Potter, yet weren't more upset about his books. After all, he exclaimed, "My books are about killing God." Well, Mr. Pullman, you got what you wished for. Bill Donahue, of the Catholic League, has called for a boycott Pullman's works, describing it as "atheism for kids." A boycott isn't a ban, however. In fact, it's democracy in action. If you don't agree with a book, then don't buy it.

Making decisions for your whole community is another matter. The Halton Catholic school district went that extra step in 2007, when they pulled the His Dark Materials series from their shelves (while still allowing students to request the books from behind the counter). Shortly thereafter, the Calgary Catholic School district also pulled books from their library shelves. To their credit, after reviewing these decisions, both districts restored His Dark Materials to the shelves. The Calgary board noted, "There is no doubt that the text is harsh in terms of its language about organized religion and that it presents a consistently negative view of church, clergy and faith-based institutions; however, there are glimpses of light with opportunities for positive reflection." Criticism of the Church, they added, can be better answered without censorship, so that Catholic teachers can answer the criticism.

Although the Catholic districts (and there were far more than these two) got a lot of attention for trying to ban His Dark Materials, they were private institutions (albeit, ones that received government funding). Public districts, however, have received challenges so often that only a book about gay penguin dads beat it out for the most challenged book of 2010. Better luck next time, Mr. Pullman.


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