Will Self is going to be taking part in Thrilling Wonder Stories, coordinated by Liam Young and Geoff Manaugh at the Architectural Association in London on November 26. The event is free and open to the public and will also be streamed live online at www.thrillingwonderstories.co.uk from 1pm to 8pm.
“We have always regaled ourselves with speculative stories of a day yet to come. In the polemic visions of Thrilling Wonder Stories we furnish the fictional spaces of tomorrow with objects and ideas that at the same time chronicle the contradictions, inconsistencies, flaws and frailties of the everyday. Slipping suggestively between the real and the imagined they offer a distanced view from which to survey the consequences of various social, environmental and technological scenarios. Thrilling Wonder Stories 2 gathers an ensemble of mad scientists, literary astronauts, digital poets, speculative gamers, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries to spin stories of wondrous possibilities or dark cautionary tales.”