Comments on: Anarchist Science Fiction https://syndicalist.us/2013/07/11/anarchist-science-fiction/ An independent labor magazine Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:48:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: anir https://syndicalist.us/2013/07/11/anarchist-science-fiction/#comment-70393 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:42:50 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=570#comment-70393 I enjoyed Meiville’s book greately, indeed he’s one of my fav authors. The SWP are a trotskyiet organisation, not a leninist one, according to google, and there is a diff.
Its a pleasure to hear about Moorcock, as I had given up on him after Elric. I’ll look up his other works.
The dispossessed was great, and the ending to Use of Weapons was quite dramatic in my opinion, haven’t read other Banks yet.
This site gives other recs: https://seesharppress.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/anarchist-science-fiction-favorite-novels/

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By: Jeff https://syndicalist.us/2013/07/11/anarchist-science-fiction/#comment-3590 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:39:33 +0000 https://syndicalist.us/?p=570#comment-3590 I am also a SF reader. I have not read Banks so it is good to know about him. I read Ursula LeGuin, of course. Some of her other books have libertarian themes in them, like the “Tombs of Atuan,” where a priestess has to free herself of her training and religious brainwashing to see things as they really are.
I also love Moorcock. Sad to say I do not see Moorcock’s books on the store shelf anymore. I especially liked “The Warhound and the World’s Pain” where a mercenary fighting in the Thirty Years War has to find the Holy Grail to give to Lucifer. I am not sure of the anarchist interpretation of this work but it was a hell of fun read.
I am reading “Song of Fire and Ice,” a.k.a. “Game of Thrones,” by George RR Martin. It is has been made into an HBO miniseries, which is okay but as usual not as good as the books. What is interesting about Martin is his cynical take on power politics. There are no heroes in his book series. All the leaders are either scoundrels or idiots. It is a struggle for power that heads to a civil war which nobody seems to win and just brings misery to the common folk, pretty much as in real life.

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