Those of you who knew David Fleming or have read any of his works will be delighted to hear that, thanks to the sterling efforts of Shaun Chamberlain and publishers Chelsea Green, both Lean Logic, David’s life’s work, and Surviving the Future, Shaun’s edited introduction to David’s work, are now both out and available to buy. Lean Logic in a fine burgundy coloured hard back edition, Surviving the Future in an equally stylish blue paperback.
For my review of the original limited edition of Lean Logic that was printed after David’s unexpected death five years ago see here. The book still sits beside my bed and is referred whenever I need to be inspired, amused or sometimes even bored to sleep by some of his longer and more erudite entries – such as 25 pages on Energy Prospects….. It is irreplaceable.
There are already various events scheduled in connection with the publication of the books if you happen to be in the vicinity of any of them:
10th Sept – Small Is Beautiful festival, Centre for Alternative Technology, Powys, mid-Wales
19th Sept – 11:30am – “Could Brexit lead to the rediscovery of culture grounded in place?“, celebration of the books with Jonathon Porritt. Trinity College, Oxford University
21st Sept – 6:30pm-8:30pm – The main launch celebration at Daunt Books, Chelsea, London
12th Oct – 8pm-10pm – Schumacher College Earth Talk on David Fleming, with Rob Hopkins. Dartington, Totnes
6-10th Feb 2017 – Schumacher College week-long course on David’s work: Community, place and play: a post-market economics, with Mark Boyle, Rob Hopkins and Stephan Harding
Even if you do not make any of them, do buy at least one of the books – my own preference would be for Lean Logic, the main man…