Dreaming of Better Days…

November 11, 2009

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Inspired by a new book by Margeret Killjoy, a friend of the Brigade is calling for submissions for a new blog.

The book in question, ‘Mythmakers & Lawbrakers: anarchist writers on fiction‘, is a collection of “interviews with a wide variety of anarchist fiction writers–some of whom who are tangentially involved in anarchism, or fiction, or both, but all of whom have really fascinating takes on the subject.” The authors include underground luminaries like Alan Moore, Derrick Jenson, Starhawk and Ursula K. Le Guin (among many others) and it makes interesting reading for anarchists, writers and sci-fi fans alike.

Worlds Undreamt intends to explore the relationship between political ideals and creativity, storytelling and myth. It will examine – and celebrate… – Utopias, Dystopias, visionaries, prophets, outsiders, freaks, geeks and all those who dare to imagine new worlds. Writers, philosophers, artists, musicians and daydreamers are all invited to offer contributions. For if we are to break free of this world we must first be able to envision new ones; as Oscar Wilde noted in his 1891 essay, ‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism‘…

“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.”

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