Two people in natty jackets sit in front of a red curtain
LAPSPhoto by Tine Bek Hansen
Reading & Music Performance

Every Book is Dead

Hal Duncan & LAPS
16:00–17:00 Sat 18 Nov
 / Glasgow

Event with Strong Auditory Component. Handout Available.

“Every book is dead”  - Kathy Acker, On Delany the Magician1

Hal Duncan is a Scottish anarcho socialist queer fantasy fiction writer who produces wild, expansive worlds that spread out across millennia in all directions. He writes deeply queer novels which re-animate dead folklores amidst nano-technology and worker’s revolts, biblical demons and present-day hells, class struggle, theology and contemporary sexuality. He might be inspired by imagining Sodom as a lost homeland, to be returned to.

Rebellious and beloved agitators of Glasgow’s underground, Ladies as Pimps (LAPS) are an anarchic duo formed by Cass Ezeji (Golden Teacher) and Alicia Matthews (SUE ZUKI/ Organs of Love). They combine thick bass, acid and dub beats with Detroit electro, cyborg fashion, 90’s Lounge and Glasgow punk, to create live atmospheres which sound both faster and slower than you might expect. 

A handout will be available for those who wish to use a text to follow along to Hal's reading.

Hal will also be hosting a chat with Samuel Delany for local Sci Fi writers during the Episode.

  • 1. From Trouble on Triton (1996). Foreword by Kathy Acker.