Phoenix Pick is offering a monthly free sci-fi ebook. This month its The Shape of Silence, by Stephen Leigh. You will need to go to the site and sign up in order to get an email each moth with the code.
When Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? premiered in Prague in the 1960s, the title was changed to Who’s Afraid of Franz Kafka? The switch indicated that Czech authorities were welcoming Kafka back into favor in the country after previously condemning him for 'degenerate individualism.'
Salman Rushdie had to back out of attending the 2012 Jaipur Literature Festival because of an assassination threat against him. The lack of support for Rushdie shows that the defense of free speech is no longer seen as an irrevocable duty, writes Kena Malik.