The Darkest Timeline by Bram Gieben 12th July at 7pm

The Darkest Timeline by Bram Gieben 12th July at 7pm

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Come along and join us for  an evening to celebrate the launch of Bram Gieben's 'The Darkest Timeline'. Bram has written about music, film, TV and comics for Sublation Magazine, The Quietus, io9, Mishka NYC and other places. 

Born in 1980 and powerfully influenced by three decades of accelerating networked media, culture and technology, he has always written about the future, often in the form of poetry, music or short fiction.

Like Black Mirror on steroids, The Darkest Timeline issues 9 vignettes of doom in the form of theoretical essays that outline not the likelihood, but the certainty of our demise as a species. Taking into account an array of apocalyptic modalities, Bram E. Gieben shows us with sardonic wit and erudition that there may be no silver lining. We are left to choose how to countenance our demise. The moment for bleak critical theory capped off with a wistful longing and silver linings has passed: "... it is time to stop imagining alternate worlds, and confront whatever monsters are lurking in the basement."

 

“Bram’s political and social commentary is not just entertaining, but also horrifically coherent.” - Darren McGarvey (Orwell Prize 2018, author of Poverty Safari and The Social Distance Between Us)

“For a book which explores such dark pathways it glows with the light of intelligence.” - Ewan Morrison (multi award-winning novelist, author of Tales From The Mall and Nina X)

“A propulsive anarcho-punk prose style that carries shades of CrimethInc and vintage K-punk... Timely’ feels too small a word for the task this book sets itself - a bracing and essential read.” - Kieran Hurley (playwright and screenwriter, Beats and Adults)

"Gieben is a great storyteller... An excellent text for anybody interested in pondering or discussing the philosophy of our mortality, as well as many sociological and psychological imperatives set within the environment of the apocalypse." - Shoreline of Infinity Magazine

As always tickets are free but must be booked in advance. You can also pre-order your copy here with a special 10% discount automatically applied at checkout.