ANOTHER NOW: Why a science fiction novel on the alternatives to capitalism we could have had today? – Festival of Debate

In conversation with Sara Hill, Festival of Debate, Sheffield

Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires. Imagine if Occupy and Extinction Rebellion actually won.

ANOTHER NOW, my political science fiction novel, examines what such a world would look like through the eyes of three characters: Iris, a disillusioned Marxist-Feminist. Eva, a former banker neoliberal economics professor. And Costa, a brilliant techie who, now, struggles to keep Big Tech’s hands off his technologies.

In this discussion, Sara and I explored what a contemporary postcapitalist world might be like, how immune patriarchy and racism might prove to the death of capitalism, the role of markets in postcapitalist society and, last but not least, how far we are prepared to go to democratise our economic sphere.