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Has 21st Century Science Fiction Gone Cowardly? Or Worse… Nostalgic?


David Brin


Contrary Brin

October 24, 2012

Jonathan McCalmont is a critic of popular culture and science fiction whom I’ll be watching. Not because I especially liked or agreed with his lengthy and rather incoherent screed: “Cowardice, Laziness and Irony: How Science Fiction Lost the Future.”


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Posted by VictorS  on  10/25  at  12:17 AM

Interesting.

My own fiction, I will confess, my be judged nostalgic. I purposely attempt to match some of the themes found in the Sci-fi of my youth (i.e., the 1960s). Worse, i employ the techniques of fairy tales to do it.

But is that really such a bad thing? Could not nostalgia for a past which did not actually exist drive us into a future that might?

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http://www.amazon.com/Victor-Storiguard/e/B005JT22MG






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