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Books Banned Like Guns Banned
by L. Neil Smith
Suppose you were fond of books. You liked their leather bindings, their fancy endpapers, the way they speak to you of other times and places, the way they feel in your hand. You even liked the way they smell.

Just Deserts
by Sarah A. Hoyt
Lately there has been a baffling revolt on the left against “meritocracy.” As with almost every one of these crusades the left goes on, it ain’t what they’re saying it is. And those of us on the right(ish) who think that it’s all part of a master plan to destroy society so the great communist utopia appears automagically aren’t precisely right. I mean, most people on the left would welcome collapse, because, yes, they believe a communist matriarchy is ONLY waiting for the “oppressors” who create capitalism and patriarchy to vanish (oblivious to the fact that “capitalism” is trading, which seems to be a natural condition of the human monkey and not eradicable by any regime real or imaginary; and that “patriarchy” doesn’t exist in the west.) But that’s not the point, because they don’t think they’re bringing about collapse. They think they’re fighting injustice.

Why Not Simply Quit Recycling for Free?
by Mike Blessing
Recently, the Albuquerque Journal, performing its de facto function as a public-relations branch for Reichsmayor Keller and his eco-fascist buddies, parroted reported the City of Albuquerque's press release about the plan of having the Solid Waste Department go through residents' blue recycling bins looking for wrongtrash

Shameless Pimping for Pennies
by Harding McFadden
So, for better or worse, this coming Monday, after too long a delay on behalf of this grumpy writer, the second book in my long gestating series of juvenile (see: “Young Adult”) adventure stories, The Great First Impressions Trip, is going to be available on amazon.com.  Deep breaths all around, and fingers crossed that someone out there will be interested in picking up this little bit of politically offensive, time traveling, anti-authoritarian sci-fi.  Though now comes the hard part: Finishing up the next book.

Confessions of a Prochoice Advocate
by Sean Gangol
I know that I am going to sound like a broken record, but I had originally written this article a year ago. Like many of the late-term articles that I have written, this one was put on the backburner, when more pressing subjects came about. This article is somewhat different from the one that I had written over a year ago. I had originally written about how incredibly tribalistic the prochoice side acts whenever a member of their group is called out for doing something immoral. While this article will certainly make mention of this as well the other forms of hypocrisy that the prochoice side has displayed over the years, much has happened since I wrote the first draft of this article. One of them being the utter insanity that was displayed by abortion activists during Bret Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and the other being New York’s recent legalization of abortion in the third trimester. These are two events that have actually made me more sympathetic to the prolife side and even more ashamed to call myself prochoice.

The View from the Past
by Jim Davidson
The past held many different futures.  One of the great joys in my life has been reading science fiction to keep up with those possibilities, to imagine a better future for myself, and to dream of possibilities.

Many long years ago there was a bookstore in downtown Lawrence, Kansas called "Adventure: A Bookstore. "  It held a delightful array of science fiction novels.  One day in 1980 I went inside and encountered an important part of L. Neil Smith, whose book The Probability Broach was for sale.  It had nifty cover art and although the author was not present in person, when I bought that book and took it home, it came to have a permanent place in my mind.  Many years later, in October 2002, after an embarrassing meeting with airport security (embarrassing for them) involving close examination of my family accoutrement, I would travel to Phoenix, Arizona to meet Neil in person for the first time.  Do you know? He's really an excellent man.

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