Category Archives: History

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956

Science Fiction and Fear

A lot of science fiction stories explore different aspects of fear, most especially the fear of loss: loss of self or identity, loss of autonomy or freedom, loss of values held dear, and more. One of the classics that has been reinterpreted numerous times, including last year’s Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig film, The Invasion, […]

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The State of Science Fiction

The State of the Genre

Science fiction, unlike so many other genres of literature, has a unique culture. And so, it is not difficult to find opinion pieces and essays about the state of the genre. One recent example is “The future of futurism” by Amy Biancolli of the Houston Chronicle. In it, she discusses the varying opinions about the […]

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