Analysis of Law, Legitimacy, Violence and Solidarity in Jack Womack’s Random Acts of Senseless Violence

With reference to critical legal studies and Marxist/Anarchist legal theories, and via a law and literature framework, I hope to analyse Jack Womack’s seminal 1993 sci-fi novel Random Acts of Senseless Violence. Where possible, I have tried to simplify concepts and ideas to make them accessible. I would like to provide trigger warnings in relation

Interview: Michael Moorcock

This 1988 Freedom interview with the well-known science fiction and fantasy author by Paul Morrison touches on his views about censorship, anarchism and the direction of sci-fi as he saw it at the time. Paul Morrison: How do you see the development of your work from your early period through “Sword and Sorcery”; sci-fi, to

Solarpunk and anarchist infrapolitics

Connor Owens writes on anarchism and a form of sci-fi that emphasises the possibilities of eco-utopias. Social transformation never happens through economic or legal changes alone. Those changes are always accompanied by alterations in the more informally transformative spheres of culture and ideology, shaping the nuts and bolts of how people think and act. Anarchists

Eclipse Phase – The anarchist RPG

For all that “nerd culture” has become hegemonic on our screens, role play games (RPGs) have remained on the fringes of that success with Dungeons and Dragons being the only truly famous example, known for its geekiness. But today’s RPGs encompass far more, spanning everything from horror and the Old West to sci-fi. In that

Book review: Raising Hell

by Norman Spinrad ISBN: 978-1-60486-810-4 PP: 128 Publisher: PM Press, 2014 £9.99 Raising Hell opens this installment of Outspoken Authors (OA) with a doozy: union organisers, sentenced to Hell, unionise demons and eventually help Lucifer with his own identity crisis. Quality stuff. Punchy dialog. Guest appearances by Hoffa and Gompers. Fun commentary on religion. Explorations of Lucifer’s