The When, Where and Whys Of History's Most Banned Books

Banned Books Week is long over, but celebrate the people's failure to suppress and censor literature by checking out this great infographic. It explains which country banned which books, why, and for how long. And there's a special bonus list of the hilariously dumb reasons some classic children's books were banned,… » 12/30/14 11:35am 12/30/14 11:35am

The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning. » 9/25/14 10:18am 9/25/14 10:18am

Well, that sucks. School administrators in Alamogordo, NM decided to pull Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere from a supplemental reading list, where it had been for 10 years, because one parent complained about a slightly racy scene. Without talking to teachers first, natch. Bleh. » 10/23/13 4:44pm 10/23/13 4:44pm

In “Americus,” the Harry Potter censorship drama plays out in…

Neil couldn't survive life in small-town Americus without his favorite fantasy series. But when a fundamentalist group threatens to censor the books, Neil finds himself on the frontlines of a social war – and may just find his own strength. » 6/11/11 7:00am 6/11/11 7:00am

Celebrate Controversial Science Fiction — Read a Banned Book

The last week in September is the American Library Association's Banned Books Week, when the ALA highlights books that have been banned and challenged in bookstores, libraries, and schools across the United States. You can check out our list of the most frequently banned science fiction books of the 21st Century, or… » 9/28/09 4:30pm 9/28/09 4:30pm

Scifi Books that Have Been Banned in the Twenty-First Century

Click to view » 10/10/08 8:40am 10/10/08 8:40amAlien zoo sex, vulgar language, and the horrors of war have earned this novel (which shall remain nameless) a place on many a banned books list. And it's hardly alone. Even in just the last decade, parents have tried to remove their least favorite titles from school libraries, and works of science fiction…