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Where Do We Dream Ourselves Next?

My review of Darran Anderson’s book Imaginary Cities is up at Australian literary journal The Lifted Brow.

Anderson’s grand literary tour of urban environments that never were, from citadels of myth to more manageable fantasies of the kind you’d find in Walt Disney’s EPCOT centre, challenges our vision of what cities could be in 2017 and beyond. 44 more words


The Crystal Palaces (excerpt from Imaginary Cities) — Darran Anderson

There is music playing now in the coffee shop, the drive-in, the casino halls with their hidden exits and absence of clocks, strange terrible music. ‘There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow’ went the anthem of Disney’s Progressland. 2,609 more words

Essays & Features

Fantasy Reads: `Rotherweird'

This week I’m recommending “Rotherweird”, a debut novel by Andrew Caldecott set in a very peculiar English town. Since “Rotherweird” has only just been published, the choice is between hardback and ebook. 1,284 more words

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