Anarchism and science fiction



My original pages now have a new home in a vastly superior format at anarchySF. The new site has taken over with my blessing, and with new editors, Eden Kupermintz and Yanai Sened.

anarchySF, as well as bringing this material into the 21st century, for the first time invites you to contribute your own entries, or suggest changes to what's already there.


Meanwhile, so as not to completely lose sight of my personal take on this theme, I am initiating, here, my own anarchySF Hall of Fame. Each year I will add one title published in the last five years, and one classic title.


My criteria for a printed work is as follows:

  • It must clearly be science fiction, and not fantasy

  • It must be explicitly anarchist, sympathetic to anarchism, or by an author who self-identifies as anarchist

  • It must be in, or translated into, English

  • It must be in print at the time of listing

I'm starting the list with a double entry, covering 2022 and 2023.


The two first entries for a recent publication are:

  • D.D. Johnstone: Disnaeland

  • M.E. O'Brien & Eman Abdelhadi: Everything for Everyone. An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052–2072

And the two first entries for a classic:

  • Ursula K. Le Guin: The Dispossessed

  • William Morris: News from Nowhere

For film and television the same criteria apply, with the rider that all entries are assumed to be currently available.

For 2022 and 2023 there are no entries for shows first released in the last five years.

The first two entries for classics are:

  • The Prisoner

  • Born in Flames



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