"To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing." - Raymond Williams

David Fleming’s books – where to buy, and forthcoming events

by Shaun Chamberlin on December 7th, 2016

Lean Logic and Surviving the Future - book tour

After all the hard work, my late mentor’s astonishing books are now available. There’s nothing I’m prouder to have been involved with. But several readers, understandably keen to avoid Amazon, mentioned that it wasn’t easy to find the books elsewhere online.

So now there’s an official page for the books with all you need.

The “Order the books” section there will point you to the best deals for the books (in print, as e-books or – since Spring 2018 – as an audiobook with my narration!), delivered to wherever you are in the world.


Forthcoming public events:



Past events (2016-present):


Fri 2nd – Sun 4th Sept 2016Dark Mountain Basecamp festival, Embercombe, Devon:

Sat 10th Sept 2016Small Is Beautiful festival, with Natalie Bennett, Andrew Simms and others. Centre for Alternative Technology, Powys, mid-Wales

Sat 17th Sept 2016 – 9am-5pm – Towards a Localised Future: A New Economy Convergence, with Helena Norberg-Hodge, Molly Scott Cato, Rupert Read, Michael H Shuman… Friends House, Camden, London:

Mon 19th Sept 2016 – 11:30am-1:30pm – “Could Brexit lead to the rediscovery of culture grounded in place?”, celebration of the books with Jonathon Porritt. Trinity College, Oxford University:

Weds 21st Sept 2016 – 6:30pm-8:30pm – The launch party at Daunt Books Chelsea, London

Mon 26th Sept 2016 – 7pm-9pm – Studio guest of Dave Hampton on MarlowFM, 97.5‘s weekly environment show:

listen here

Weds 12th Oct 2016 – 8pm-10pm – Schumacher College Earth Talk on David Fleming, with Rob Hopkins. Dartington, Totnes:

Thurs 20th Oct 2016 – 7pm-8:30pm – “We, Not Me: Community and Unity”, a celebration of World Values Day. Global Co-operation House, Willesden, London

Sun 20th Nov 2016 – Permaculture Podcast interview with Scott Mann: “Lean Logic: The Work of David Fleming

Tues 6th Dec 2016Legalise Freedom interview with Greg Moffitt, “Surviving the Future” (also distributed through the global ‘Radio Ecoshock’ network of 91 radio stations):

Sat 10th Dec 2016 – Permaculture Podcast interview with Scott Mann: “Surviving the Future with Shaun Chamberlin

Sat 7th Jan 2017 – Peak Prosperity interview with Chris Martenson, “Surviving the Aftermath of the Market Economy“:

Mon 6th-Fri 10th Feb 2017 – Week-long course on David’s work at Schumacher College – Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics, with Mark Boyle, Rob Hopkins and Stephan Harding:

Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics - book tour

Thurs 4th May 2017 – 2pm-4pm (UK time) – FEASTA webinar on David Fleming’s work:

Weds 10th May 2017 – 7pm – ‘Surviving The Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy’, at Housmans radical bookshop. 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9DX

Tues 18th July 2017 – Greening the Apocalypse interview: “The Future, and How to Survive It” on Melbourne, Australia’s RRR FM:

Greening the Apocalypse team photo

Sun 30th July 2017 – Workshop hosted by video link at the first Transition US national gathering, discussing “Transition’s wider vision: David Fleming and Surviving the Future”:

21st-22nd Oct 2017Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like – author and activist Chuck Collins discussed the impact David Fleming’s Surviving the Future has had on him, as part of this exciting event. South Royalton, Vermont, USA.

27th-29th Oct 2017The Economics of Happiness conference – author Richard Heinberg discussed the importance of David Fleming’s Surviving the Future. Port Townsend, Washington, USA.

Sat 11th Nov 2017Spiritual Ecology confluence – All attendees received a complimentary copy of David Fleming’s Surviving the Future. Andreas Weber spoke briefly to the value of this gift. St. Ethelburga’s, London, UK.

Weds 29th Nov 2017Surviving the Future webinarShaun and Helena Norberg-Hodge hosted a buzzing webinar on Surviving the Future and David Fleming‘s legacy, in partnership with Transition US. Over 100 people took part, from four continents:

Thurs 30th Nov 2017Fleming anniversary event, Gaia Foundation – To mark the seventh anniversary of David Fleming’s death, Shaun hosted a special evening with The Gaia Foundation at the beautiful Burgh House, honouring their late friend and fellow Hampstead resident. London, UK.

Fri 1st/Sat 2nd Dec 2017Sterling College symposiumSterling College hosted a weekend symposium dedicated to David Fleming, featuring presentations from five influential devotees of his work: Peter Buffett, Chuck Collins, David Bollier, Margo Baldwin and Matthew Derr. The event was standing room only, with over 150 people in attendance to engage with Fleming’s legacy. Craftsbury Common, Vermont, USA.

Weds 7th Feb 2018 – Interview by Randy Powers of Practical Prepping Period, Georgia, USA: “Shaun Chamberlin talks Lean Logic and Surviving the Future“, via the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network:

Fri 6th Apr 2018 – Interview by Jean Vidler MBE of The Green Futures Show, Kingston, UK: “Shaun Chamberlin on David Fleming“, via the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network:

17-19 May 2018Sterling College short course on Surviving the Future. Sterling College hosted a three-day course built around David Fleming’s vision, led by Martin Kirk, Richard Heinberg and Matthew Derr.


Click links for more details or to book for events.
I look forward to seeing you soon!

  1.  Azucena says:
    25 November, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Hi to every body, it’s my first visit here
    Wow – need to read this book!

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