OT: New Bujold Story

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at charter.net
Mon Mar 15 08:05:34 EST 2004


Speaking of Ethan of Athos only, the main character comes from an  
all-male world complete with long-term, homosexual relationships.

That's usually enough to set the book-banners off ;-)

widdy


On Monday, March 15, 2004, at 04:41  AM, Aimee Smith wrote:

> May one ask why they are banned? Sounds alarming.
> I have Memory and Komarr (my first Bujold) on my shelf waiting to be  
> read...
> do they stand alone? Which one should I read first? Are they good  
> compared
> to the others?
> Aimee
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anita Graham" <amgraham at cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
> To: <dwj at suberic.net>
> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 11:19 AM
> Subject: RE: OT: New Bujold Story
>
>
>> I think it was withdrawn from one public library, rather than being
>> banned wholesale!
>> And I recall that one person confirmed the rumour as it was the  
>> library
>> her mother uses which banned it.
>>
>> I don't think I've kept either of the posts, but I'll have a look.
>>
>> Anita
>>>
>>> Speaking of Bujold, there has been a mention on
>>> another list of a rumour of Bujold being banned in the
>>> Aussie state of Queensland. No one on that list (which
>>> includes quite a few Banana benders [as Queenslanders
>>> are known]) had any knowledge of anything of that
>>> sort, nor can I find any reference to it, although I
>>> note that Ethan of Athos has been subject to "multiple
>>> challenges" in the US. Its not one I've read, although I note
>>> the plot seems similar to that of a '60s Aussie SF novel by
>>> Bert Chandler, "False Fatherland" aka "Spartan Planet".
>>>
>>> Jon
>>>
>>
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