Title: Banned Books

Status: confirmed

Proposed by:


'If you've got a blacklist, I want to be on it...'

Science fiction and fantasy books feature prominently in the pantheon of banned books. Books that seem inoffensive to today's readers, such as The Wizard of Oz, were previously considered so dangerous that schools and libraries refused to hold them. Classics of the genre including Slaughterhouse Five and Brave New World still raise frequent objections. What is it about these books and the genres of fantasy and science fiction in general that raise the ire of those who would control what we read?

Room Notes:

Tags: Equipment: AV, Books & Literature

Confirmed panellists: Stephen Griffiths, Gina Goddard, Emma Hawkes

No additional panellists have been suggested.

Room: Cocktail Lounge

Time: Friday 3:00 PM

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