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Mythmakers & Lawbreakers tourdates!

After years of waiting (well, of working, mostly. Only a few months of really waiting), my book Mythmakers & Lawbreakers is out today, October 1st! This is very exciting to me. Now you can march into your local infoshop or independent bookstore and demand copies! I’ll be working on making a PDF of it available at some point as well, since its Creative Commons. In the meantime, I’ll be speaking about it:

MMLB mini-tour:

Book release tomorrow in Baltimore

I’m trying to pretend like I’m not nervous about my book release tomorrow in baltimore, 3pm at the baltimore book festival in the radical book pavilion.

It’s been a pretty crazy couple of days. Last night, I was witnessing one of the more bizarre police states I’ve seen in my life (I suppose I’m something of a connoisseur of police states or something). Today, I drove through the rain for a bunch of hours and then got to see a print copy of my first real, honest-to-goodness book. Well, in English.

And… Pre-Order!

Pre-order Mythmakers & Lawbreakers over at AK Press!.

It’s a little over a month till the release of my book Mythmakers & Lawbreakers, and it’s now available for pre-order. Ideally, get it directly from AK Press, my collectively-run publisher. This way, they (and I) get a larger chunk of your money. Or, if you must, it’s available from Amazon.com for pre-order as well.

The last edits have been made, the book is ready. And to say that I’m proud of it, and excited, is to understate things a bit. I’ve been working on this book for two years now, between tracking down authors and researching, editing, designing, etc. I genuinely believe that this book is useful: it helped me at least wrap my head around what I’m doing, writing fiction and trying to end government.

Mythmakers & Lawbreakers – Anarchist Writers On Fiction

I’m finishing up the final proofs for Mythmakers & Lawbreakers, my book coming out this September from AK Press. I’ll be posting a lot about it, and about other anarchist-fiction related projects I’ve got up my sleeve, a lot over the coming little bit.

To say that I’m excited about this book is to criminally understate things. I set out two years ago on a bit of a quest to discover the meaning of anarchist fiction. Like any proper quest, it involved camping illegally in the pissing rain at least once. Mostly though, it just involved endless hours of research.

This book is two parts. The first, the body of the book, is 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 included in the final version are:

The front and back cover art is by that wonderful Colin Foran, the artist behind A SteamPunk’s Guide To The Apocalypse.

And the introduction is by one of the most talented SciFi authors in the field, Kim Stanley Robinson. Robinson doesn’t identify as an anarchist, but has portrayed them sympathetically–most famously in his Mars trilogy–and serves the vital role of an outsider looking on to what we’ve done.

The other part of the book consists of my research into the history of anarchist fiction writing. Specifically, it chronicles, briefly, each anarchist fiction author I could track down, living and dead. It also presents lists of books that represent anarchism in various ways within their pages, and touches on the thoughts about anarchism of many sympathetic authors such as George Orwell and JRR Tolkien.

And yes, the entire book is licensed Creative Commons. We will make it as available to all people of all income brackets as possible.