Abolition Science Fiction launch night with contributors | 23rd Feb @8pm
Join us to celebrate the launch of Abolition Science Fiction!
What can rioting clones, irrepressible cloud entities, new rituals, prison ruins, and tiny telepathic beasties (among other things) teach us about the end of prisons?
Despite its failure to make society safer or to deliver justice for those who have been harmed, the prison still dominates our collective imagination of the best response to harm, and of justice served.
Abolition Science Fiction is a new, free collection of sci fi short stories written by activists and scholars involved in prison abolition and transformative justice in the UK. Come and join contributors to the book and its editor for an evening of readings and discussion about how we can realise a more just future.
Alongside the stories, the book contains writing exercises and discussions of contemporary abolitionist themes. The book is aimed both at those curious about abolition and at seasoned activists who want to explore abolition through creative writing. Abolition Science Fiction comes out of a research project led by Phil Crockett Thomas called Prison Break: Imagining Alternatives to Prison in the UK, which was funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation.
The book is free and paper copies will be available on the night, if you can’t wait to read it go to abolitionscifi.org to download a copy.