* We recently celebrated Jack Kerouac‘s 100th birthday. Here are a few interesting links:
** Politics and Prose Live: Does Jack Kerouac Still Matter?
** Jack Kerouac reading poetry, accompanied by Steve Allen on piano, 1959.
* City Lights Books and PM Press hosted a weekend-long symposium celebrating the launch of Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, which was recently published by PM Press. Links to the individual sessions follow:
** 0. Dangerous Visions: Keynote Session
** 1. Dangerous Visions: Imagining New Worlds – What activists can and have learnt from sci-fi
** 2. Dangerous Visions: Bursting Through the Boundaries – Queering SF
** 3. Dangerous Visions: Wild Seed – Reflecting on the work and impact of Octavia E. Butler
** 4. Dangerous Visions: Final Programmes and New Fixes – A conversation with Michael Moorcock
** 5. Dangerous Visions: The Forever War – Vietnam’s impact on Sci-Fi
** 6. Dangerous Visions: The Bridge of Lost Desire – A Conversation with Samuel Delany
** 7. Dangerous Visions: 10,000 Light Years From Home – On the work and impact of James Tiptree, Jr.
** 8. Dangerous Visions: False Dawns and Wandergrounds – Dystopia, Then and Now
* Speaking of dystopias, bad things are still happening in Ukraine.
** The Financial Times released an interactive presentation titled How Russia’s mistakes and Ukrainian resistance altered Putin’s war.