1. The Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman has a premise that’s similar to the short story you mentioned, in terms of showing a dystopian society where parents are allowed to ‘unwind’ their children long after they’re born. I haven’t read it yet, but it seems to be one of those series that gets people talking about pro life vs pro choice topics.

    On another note, if someone is keeping physical books in case the books get cancelled or even banned, they should probably have some prudence when it comes to telling people about what books they have.

    When it comes to the question of what happens to people that aren’t living on Earth when the Lord comes back… Back then God and Jesus would have been more likely to talk about planet Earth because that is what people back then would have been able to understand and find relevant. Maybe Earth could sort of mean the entire physical realm, just as the heavens can refer to the sky rather than just the good part of the afterlife. Or, the Bible could literally mean Earth as in planet Earth, but theoretically the entire physical realm would still be handled similarly when the Lord comes back.

    • L.G. McCary says:

      I have heard of Unwind but could not remember the name of the series or the author at the time of recording, Autumn! I need to get it from the library.
      And you do have a good point about having prudence about keeping banned books. I think the fact that we can talk about hoarding banned or canceled books on a podcast tells us that we’re pretty far away from having to worry about it. Yet.

  2. Yeah, I agree that, in an immediate legal sense, it isn’t a problem yet. Sorry if it sounded like I was criticizing you guys for publicly talking about what books you have, that wasn’t what I was trying to say. I’m glad you guys are encouraging people to have their own personal physical libraries, and giving examples of the kinds of treasures they can keep there.

    I was moreso just trying to give an overall reminder or warning to people. Even if book banning doesn’t become an issue for another five or ten years, there will still be people that remember what books someone has even after all that time has passed. And in the short term, there are still people that will cancel others just for having and liking certain stories, so it’s just better to be careful about who we tell or share stuff with.

What say you?