Tag Archives: scifi

Brown and Imarisha, Octavia’s Brood.

All organizing is scifi. But not all scifi is organizing; much of it is institutionalizing.

Niven, “Ringworld.”

You can keep this book closed; the idea right is there on the cover.

Butler, “Parable of the Sower.”

Change is ever changing.

The time travel genre.

Edward Bellamy, 19th c. progressive, travels forward to criticize the present. Robert Zemeckis, 20th c. conservative, travels backwards to save the present.

It has always been possible.

Every day you move into the future, all the while fantasizing that time travel is not yet possible.

Why Marxists do sci-fi studies.

Marxism itself is theory of futurity, one premised on cognitive extrapolation.

A certain “realism.”

Science fictions don’t describe the facts or the future; they rather demonstrate how facts and futures are made.