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06/03/2011. Contributed by Stephen Hunt

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Hello, SFcrowsnest readers, Stephen here with a missive for all British genre readers. If, as individual viewers based in the UK, you want to complain to the BBC about failing to cover a single fantasy, horror or science fiction novel during the whole evening of TV programming for World Book Night, the online form to do this is located at...

... https://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/forms/ ... the more complaints, the better!

The details for the form are… The Books We Really Read: a Culture Show Special. It went out on BBC2 on the 5th March 2011.

A truly stunning exercise in literary elitism and snobbery from a scheme that was ironically meant to be all about encouraging people to read and reversing the decline of the book in society.

For anyone wanting to spread the joy of reading, as we all know, there's no better gateway drug than fantasy, science fiction and horror.

Maybe we should plan a rival 'Out-of-this-World Book Night' to take on World Book Night?

Stephen

www.StephenHunt.net

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