Is io9 censoring science fiction writers?

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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4 Responses

  1. Michael Shaun Collin says:

    Just wait 'til Harlan Ellison gets wind of this shit. :P

  2. Annalee Newitz says:

    I can't comment on this situation without knowing any details about it. But I can say that we do moderate comments on io9, and ban people who are abusive. You can see our rules for debating on io9 without getting banned here:…You'll notice that one of our rules is that when a person gets banned and they think it's unfair, we encourage them to write to the editors about it, describing what happened. Our comment system is constantly being overhauled, and it's unfortunately pretty common for people's accounts to get disabled accidentally. There are also many situations where one moderator bans a commenter, but when that commenter contacts us we reverse the ban. Not all of our moderators are a hive mind, so we do have disagreements!

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      As mentioned, the authors and editors in question preferred to remain anonymous, so as not to tick off a media outlet.But surely, you can see that the act of banning somebody is unlikely to result in people returning and asking to be reinstated. Hanging up a big "go away, your opinion isn't important" sign will do that.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Being censored there is nothing new. Merely have an opinion all your own to qualify.