Glorifying Terrorism

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Glorifying Terrorism
Glorifying Terrorism anthology front cover.jpg
Author Farah Mendlesohn
Cover artist Haylee Fields and Mike Harwood
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre science fiction anthology
Publisher Rackstraw Press
Publication date
Media type Print and ebook
Pages 261
ISBN 0-9554688-0-9

Glorifying Terrorism is a 2007 science fiction anthology edited by Farah Mendlesohn, which was compiled in direct response to the Terrorism Act 2006.[1] Every story in the anthology has been specifically designed to be illegal[2] under the Act's prohibition on any publication "indirectly encouraging the commission or preparation of acts of terrorism," including "every statement which glorifies the commission or preparation (whether in the past, in the future or generally) of such acts," and the anthology's introduction begins with the explicit statement that "(t)he purpose of the stories and poems in this book is to glorify terrorism."[3]

Critical response[edit]

The Morning Star offers the anthology a "rousing cheer", declaring its contributors to be "top-notch" and stating that it has "too many highlights to list"; it also states that the authors will not be prosecuted, because they are "too respectable and, mostly, too white".[4]



  1. ^ Rackstraw Press (archive page)
  2. ^ "Glorifying terrorism, sci-fi style: The Guardian, 16 February 2007 (accessed 14 October 2014)
  3. ^ Glory! Glory!, SFX, May 2007, by David Langford
  4. ^ Blair gets one in the eye from sci-fi, the Morning Star, 1 April 2007 (accessed 17 October 2009)

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