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Housman Presents: Stealing The Future

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Housmans Bookshop, King's Cross


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Housman Presents: Stealing The Future

Max Hertzberg discusses his new trilogy

"One of the longest-running radical bookshops in the country."

- The Guardian
With Housmans recent expansion into their Vaults, they've greatly expanded their political fiction stock, and will be adding more fiction talks to their events programme in the near future. With that in mind they are delighted to welcome Marx Hertzberg to discuss his proto-utopian spy thriller, which uses fiction to look at the challenges of transforming society into a system based on mutual-aid and grassroots democracy. Stealing The Future is the first in the East Berlin Trilogy of crime and spy novels set in a counterfactual GDR – an East Germany that still exists, an East Germany that didn’t collapse in the revolution of 1989, but introduced radical political and economic changes to stay independent. Gritty but hopeful, Stealing The Future gives the traditional crime and spy thriller a revolutionary twist.

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