Leicester Secular Society Events

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Sunday, 29 September 2019
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18:00 Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event[18:30] LSS: Rod Duncan - Building Imaginary Worlds
Building Imaginary Worlds Rod Duncan How and why writers build imaginary worlds on the page and the changes these fantasies can make in the real world. When writers create fantastical worlds, they are experimenting with ideas, asking 'what if...?' to test the limits of imaginary societies. And thereby perhaps to understand more about the time and place in which they live. In the Gas-Lit Empire novels, Rod Duncan has created an alternate history: a what-might-have-been scenario, in which Britain has had its own republican revolution, shifting the geopolitical balance of the world. The first of these novels, The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter, was shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick award, bringing it to a wider international audience. But do such escapist fantasies have an effect beyond the page? What happens when an imaginary world starts to become real in the mind of a reader? And is there any overlap between this pursuit and the work of the political philosopher? All welcome - admission free. Secular Hall is open from 6pm-9pm on most Sunday evenings. We collect food and toiletry items for asylum seekers – please try to donate if you are able.

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