For a year and a half now, we’ve been hard at work on a project to explore the relationship between anarchism and fiction. Primarily, we’ve been doing this by interviewing anarchist fiction writers, such as Alan Moore, about the relationship. Anyhow, we’re incredibly pleased to announce that we will be working with AK Press, a collectively-run anarchist publisher, to bring out our exploration in book form.
We’re now at the point where we’re looking for help, for advice and suggestions. Specifically, we’re looking for:
-living anarchist fiction writers
-dead anarchist fiction writers
-other fiction writers of note, and their interactions with anarchism
-fiction that explores anarchist societies
-fiction that features sympathetic anarchist characters
-stories that fictionalize anarchist history
-fiction that slanders anarchists and/or anarchism
any tips or thoughts would be appreciated by email to strangers[a]riseup.net
Okay, so there’s just one for now, but youtube user Flab0b has brought our attention to a video he and his friends have made of one of our comics! Hopefully there will be more! I’m thrilled to see people turning our comics into their own creations.
We’re happy to announce the release of Magpie’s latest demo CD, the aptly titled “Demo 08”. Herein you will find 11 tracks (10 with vocals, one instrumental) of Magpie’s usual accordion mayhem. The album was recorded by Nathaniel Johnstone in Seattle over the past few weeks and was mastered (to what degree it’s mastered) by Magpie. The cover photo was done by Libby Bulloff.
Magpie, one of our primary contributors, has started a new personal blog, Birds Before The Storm [http://www.birdsbeforethestorm.net]. Therein you will find posts about airships, anarchy, activism, and even a few things that don’t start with the letter A.
Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness will be at the Olympia Anarchist Bookfair, April 18-20. We’ll be tabling all of our free literature and music (and the occasional sold steampunk item), including at least 5 new zines that have yet to be seen on the internet! This bookfair will be accompanied by a Really Really Free Market, which is of course one of the best things in the world. Long live the gift economy! Long live anarchy! Anyhow, I’m pretty excited about it. Hope you’ll come out.
After two years in the making, we are proud to release Attack Attack Attack’s second album, “We Are Not In The Least Afraid Of Ruins.” 12 tracks that run the gamut from danceable dark electronica to darkwave to drum & bass to ambient, this album has a lot to offer. You can download the entire album, complete with PDF of the album cover (print it out, cut along the lines, fold it, then tape the sides) and a PDF of the booklet (print double-sided onto two sheets of paper, fold twice, staple and cut). Also, you can download individual tracks from the music page.
Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness will be tabling at the Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair in Baltimore, Maryland this weekend on Saturday and Sunday (October 20th and 21st). Come see us and pick up free zines! We will have nearly the entire catalog of Strangers materials available, although since 95% of it is free, it might not last that long. We’ll also be hawking SteamPunk Magazine and the SteamPunk’s Guide to the Apocalypse, of course. I’ll also be giving a talk on Sunday at 4pm on the tyranny of copyright.
download mp3 O the Dark Tides of Solstice Day – The Illawen
they thought they were safe in their decadent retreat
but one cannot hide forever
one cannot sit high on the hill
and poison our rivers
they cause our cancers
they are a cancer