Activism and Resistance: LSFRC Reading List 2020/2021

Image: from Omega: the Last Days of the World, by Camille Flammarion; 1894; New York, Cosmopolitan Pub. Co.

Here is the full list of texts that we will be reading this year! As always, reading group sessions are usually held on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise specified). Further information can usually be found either in our Facebook group or on our Twitter profile.

October: “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism” (Kwodwo Eshun) & The Last Angel of History (dir. John Akomfrah)
November: “Sultana’s Dream” (Begum Rokeya Hossain) & The Distance From Here (Bani Abidi)
December: Empire of the Senseless, by Kathy Acker

January: Brother from Another Planet, directed by John Sayles [11th January]
February: Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
March: Tales of Neveryon, by Samuel R. Delany
April: Selected episodes from Deep Space Nine and Blake’s 7
May: Short Story month, drawing from New Suns, Disabled People Destroy SF and How long ’til Black Future Month
June: Wild Seed, by Octavia Butler
July: 80 Days, developed by Inkle Studios
August: Emergent Strategy, by Adrienne Maree Brown

We may add in a few short companion pieces to accompany these texts as the year goes on. Also, the final session on Emergent Strategy will function as a kind of open session where you’re welcome to bring and discuss any other texts that you feel related to this years theme of Activism and Resistance. Please note, that it’s likely that the LSFRC reading group will continue to be online only for the foreseeable future!

We will post guidance for months where texts might be harder to find or obtain cheaply. If you have any difficulties finding any of the texts, let us know and we’ll try our best to help you out!

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