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Welcome back to A Political History of the Future, our series about how science fiction constructs its social, political, and economic futures. Our latest (and confusingly titled) entry looks at a recent anthology of stories that try to imagine the future of the US, and at the role that short fiction plays in allowing SF […]
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Welcome back to A Political History of the Future, our series about how science fiction constructs its social and political worlds. This time, our subject is Revenant Gun, the concluding volume in Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera trilogy Machineries of Empire, published earlier this summer. There’s a scene in Iain M. Banks’s Use of Weapons […]
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In this installment of A Political History of the Future, our series about how science fiction constructs its political, economic, and social futures, we discuss Catherynne M. Valente’s latest novel, Space Opera, a comic romp in which humanity is forced to compete in a gonzo space-Eurovision, with the species’s very survival at stake. One of […]
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