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Anarchist Science Fiction - Iain McKay

It is with a sad heart that I write this article – Iain Banks, the Scottish writer, has died at a far too early age. Reading the many interviews and obituaries, it is obvious that one of the good guys has shuffled off this moral coil.

Anarchist Science Fiction: Essential Novels - Zeke Teflon - See Sharp Press

Manned Mars landing

Originally from https://seesharppress.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/anarchist-science-fiction-favorite-novels/

What exactly does  “anarchist science fiction” mean? Stories written by anarchists? Stories with anarchist characters? Stories with anarchist settings? Stories that make anarchist political and social points? Stories with an “anarchist sensibility” (whatever that is)? Stories that anarchists will simply enjoy? All of the above? Who knows…..

50 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Works Every Socialist Should Read by China Mieville

Artist impression of a Mars settlement with cutaway view.

Originally from https://fantasticmetropolis.com/i/50socialist/full/

This is not a list of the “best” fantasy or SF. There are huge numbers of superb works not on the list. Those below are chosen not just because of their quality—which though mostly good, is variable—but because the politics they embed (deliberately or not) are of particular interest to socialists. Of course, other works—by the same or other writers—could have been chosen: disagreement and alternative suggestions are welcomed. I change my own mind hour to hour on this anyway.

The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin

Full online text -- as well as pdf, epub, and mobi files -- of Ursula Le Guin's anarchist sci-fi classic The Dispossessed.

The Last Conflict

The Last Conflict

The Last Conflict, a 2006 science-fiction novel set in the 1970s by SPGB member Pieter Lawrence in which an astronomical event leads in the direction of production-for-use.

Review: 1% Free - MaximumRockNRoll political columnist's sci-fi novel

1% Free

A review of a science fiction novel by political writer and MaximumRockNRoll columnist G.A. Matiasz.

The fall revolution series - Ken Macleod

Fall Revolution Series is a tetralogy of science fiction novels by Ken Mcleod and include The Star Fraction, The Stone Canal, The Cassini Division and The Sky Road. The Cassini Division is set in a twenty-fourth century socialist society in which mankind has populated the solar system