Can Science Fiction Save Us?


Thanks for a great post. To answer this point: ” Why have utopias gone out of fashion? Sure utopias are impossible almost by definition, but getting close might be possible,” please check out my UTOPIAN sci-fi in The Spanners Series: http://www.sallyember.com/Spanners A concurrent and near-future with many example of how aliens and involvement with other species right here on Earth could help us avert many disasters and co-create a better future for us all.

Best to you,

Sally Ember, Ed.D.

Auxiliary Memory

By James Wallace Harris, Friday, February 12, 2016

Science fiction has always used world-wide worries to inspire story ideas, and since we have more problems than ever, no science fiction writer should have writer’s block. Science fiction about climate change is a growing sub-genre, and our lists of future-shaking events keeps growing. Any current concern in the news can be extrapolated into the future, becoming a muse for science fiction. But how effective is fiction at solving real world problems? Can science fiction save us?

When I was growing up the future was so bright we had to wear mirror shades. Now, our tomorrows are clouded over by menacing speculative storms. Most of the 7.3 billion passengers on spaceship Earth are so preoccupied with their day-to-day survival that any thoughts about the future are reserved for escapes into imaginary wonderlands. And I can dig that too — who desires realism…

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