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Fifth Estate # 371, Winter 2006


Gothick Institutions by Peter Lamborn Wilson (Xexoxial 2005) $10 (see the review on page 38)

Garden Planet by William Kotke (AuthorHouse 2005) $11 (see the reprint on page 33)

Passion Fruit (Passion Fruit 2005) $5 (see the reprint on page 30-31)

Hymns for Brueghel: Brambles of Berries, Rants, and Poetic Orgies by (un)leash. (Primal Revival Press 2005) $20 (see the review on page 32)

Only A Beginning, edited by Allan Antliff (Arsenal Pulp Press 2004) $25 (see the review on page 27)


John Moore with Spencer Sunshine. I Am Not A Man, I Am Dynamite! (Autonomedia 2005) $15

The conjunction of Friedrich Nietzsche and anarchism will sound like an audacious proposal to many, especially those who still associate Nietzsche with fascism, and anarchism with a simplistic notion of class struggle. However, anarchism–the project which aims at the abolition of all forms of power, control, and coercion–should be free to appropriate the work of one of the greatest iconoclasts of all time. This book examines the historical, political, and philosophical linkages between Nietzsche’s transgressive thought and the transformative political vision of anarchism.

Recipes for Disaster (CrimethInc 2005) $12.

Just in time for your next action or affinity group meeting, the creative collaborators known as CrimethInc. have released their own version of an anarchist cookbook. With over 600 pages of practical anecdotes and tactical testimonials, this weighty manual was printed practically at cost, to make it more readily available to revolutionaries.

Chris Carlsson. After the Deluge: A Novel of Post-Economic San Francisco (Full Enjoyment Books 2004) $14

Carlsson reveals his vivid vision of the future in a provocative journey to the Bay Area of 2157. In the tradition of other Northern California critical utopias like Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia and Starhawk’s Fifth Sacred Thing, After the Deluge is more imaginary treasure map than utopia-by-the-numbers blueprint. In an abundant society where all work is voluntary and everything is free, Carlsson’s characters pose complicated dilemmas in a new world that maintains bizarre similarities to the civilization it left behind.

Creating Anarchy by Ron Sakolsky (Fifth Estate Books 2005) $15

Twenty chapters in a dynamic collage of ideas and action. This vibrant collection glows with flames of discontent and defiance and flows with waves of laughter and possibility. Ranging widely from Mayday to Utopia, from Refusal to Autonomy, and from Insurrection to Imagination, this compilation is in turn defiant, reflective, and playful–a brick for hurling through the windows of despair and a doorway to creating an anarchy that is not afraid to dream.

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