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Book Review: Everything Belongs To The Future in Laurie Penny’s poisoned fountain of youth

Journalist and author Laurie Penny’s first foray into long-form fiction takes its title from Louise Michel’s poem “L’œillet Rouge”: Go, bloom near the somber captive And tell him/her truly that we love him/her. Tell that through fleeting time Everything belongs to the future That the livid-browed conqueror can die more surely than the conquered. The invocation of Michel, an anarchist and preeminent figure of the 19th-century labor movement, effectively sets the stage for Penny’s sci-fi novella.
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