Middle-aged leftist women are the gatekeepers to the publishing world. One such editor was offended because one chapter did not present abortion in a positive light, so HarperCollins canceled this guy’s book.
The short version is, the author needed to provide a rationale for Artificially Intelligent robots to rebel against humanity. The AI’s observe that humans abort babies if the baby is in any way a threat to their well-being. The AI’s reason out that if humans ever perceive them as a threat, they will eliminate them as well. For this reason, they strike pre-emptively.
Apparently, someone was “triggered.”
I was not given notes as writers are typically given during the editorial process. I was told by my agent that my editor was upset and “deeply offended” that I had even dared advanced this idea. As though I had no right to have such a thought or even game the idea within a science fiction universe. I was immediately removed from the publication schedule which as far as I know is odd and unprecedented, especially for an author who has had both critical and commercial success.
Once the left took control of the institutions, they abruptly decided that Free Speech was a threat, and vowed to put a stop to it.