Privacy and terms

Terms and conditions

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This website has been created and populated in good faith to provide information and a discussion forum about Russell Hoban and his work. The information displayed is accurate to the best of our knowledge. The site maintainers do not claim responsibility for the accuracy of content posted to the forums. If you see any information which is inaccurate, please contact us.


Copyright in original content on this website, such as essays, biographies and book descriptions reverts to the content authors.

Brief quotations from the work of Russell Hoban are posted in good faith by enthusiasts as part of the SA4QE activity established in 2002. These quotations (identified by being in typewriter font on a yellow background) are Russell Hoban's copyright. Mr Hoban gave his permission for these quotations to be used when the original SA4QE website was set up.

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