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Our alienation is such that our commonality consists in being-out-of-this-world.
The political genres are allegory and myth, historical and science fiction.
You can keep this book closed; the idea right is there on the cover.
Change is ever changing.
Edward Bellamy, 19th c. progressive, travels forward to criticize the present. Robert Zemeckis, 20th c. conservative, travels backwards to save the present.
Every day you move into the future, all the while fantasizing that time travel is not yet possible.
Marxism itself is theory of futurity, one premised on cognitive extrapolation.
In “Star Wars,” the fantasy is divided into good and evil. In “Star Trek,” the science fiction is parsed into old and new.
The book perfectly captures our impasse: it is wildly imaginative about everything but political economy.
Although, actually, Jorge Luis Borges is the Borghes of science fiction.