Thursday, June 18, 2009

On Pessimistic SF

Jetse de Vries, editor of the upcoming "positive" science fiction anthology Shine, has recently blogged about the tendency to write pessimitsic science fiction, and in particular the "excuses" he believes to have been made for it.

I have written extensively on this issue (indeed, it was a central point of my doctoral dissertation, and my article on the "end of science fiction" debate in The Fix last year, among other places), enough so that there would be little point in going into all that like. Instead, read it and decide for yourself.

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