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Jean Hegland’s Into the Forest

I first heard about Jean Hegland’s novel Into the Forest in an Interzone review by David Pringle in 1998, two years after the book was published. Hegland is a West Coast author and Pringle positioned her novel in a subgenre … Continue reading

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Like a Slow-Motion Car Crash

I’ve sometimes wondered what it must be like to live in a time when you can see that your society is wilfully racing towards political disaster – war, say, or violent revolution, or fascist supremacy – and no appeal either … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Dystopia

The UK general election in May effected a further rightward shift in politics. Similar trends can be seen elsewhere in Europe. In a time of economic and environmental crisis the ensuing right-wing policies look set to head in exactly the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Radical Imagination – guest post by Helen Moore

‘Just imagine the world without … [insert brand]!’ Today, our capacity to imagine is frequently coopted, with advertising endlessly fuelling our sense of ourselves as consumers, rather than citizens of this Earth community. Industrial growth society systematically reinforces ‘monocultures of … Continue reading

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