fiction

Science fiction is more than just Buck Rogers

Like most modern literature, science fiction is concerned with the alienated human condition, yet it articulates this concern in a distinct manner, as a form of literature concerned with the implications of the problems engendered by industrial society.

Starship Stormtroopers: Michael Moorcock

An essay by Michael Moorcock on the saturation of Fascistic and authoritarian themes and messages in Science Fiction literature.

I remember waking up next to you in the morning...

This piece explores the possibilities that exist outside of capitalist 'clock time' and how we can escape them by rejecting notions of waged labour and rent through creating autonomous squatted spaces.

The Kaiser goes: the generals remain - Theodor Plivier

New York Herald: Kaiser abdicates

This is an amazing novel about the German Revolution, written by a participant. Republished here in PDF and Kindle formats.

The Unaustralians

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Maxine is Mad. Her best friend is dead and she blames Australia. That's right - the whole country! She grabs her boyfriend Henry and hits the road, looking for meaning, kicks and vengeance. Their quest leads them into a frightening world of activists, breatharians, eclipse chasers and techno freaks. They trip through Newcastle, Sydney and even the scariest place of all - Canberra. But they will never give up. They are THE UNAUSTRALIANS.

Jude the obscure: Thomas Hardy

The story of Jude Fawley, a young working-class man whose dreams of becoming a scholar are destroyed by class society.

Altai: Wu Ming

Sequel to Q, in which characters from the first book come back to settle old scores, as the Republic of Venice and the whole 16th Century world order seem ready to crumble.

In March 2016 - Faridabad Majdoor Samachar

Article from Indian workers' newspaper Faridabad Majdoor Samachar about a fictional communist revolution in the recent past.

Conquered city - Victor Serge

Victor Serge's novel about the early days of the Bolshevik regime, written in 1932 in France after being expelled from the Soviet Union and part biographical.

Flame on the Snow - Victor Serge

A short story about the events of the Russian Revolution, written between 1920-21. Serge would write a more extensive novelization of this period in Conquered City.