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Humanist Archives: Sept. 22, 2019, 7:38 a.m. Humanist 33.265 - dystopia in current science fiction

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        Date: 2019-09-21 19:00:29+00:00
        From: Sandra Bermudez 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.261: dystopia in current science fiction

Years and years [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Years_and_Years_(TV_series)]is
another exceptional example. Dystopias are certainly the trend in current
science fiction. However, I would point another space for picturing the
near future: the keynotes from SV CEO's
[https://medium.com/@blprnt/we-the-technocrats-501f15869133]. These are,
actually, utopian narratives aiming to persuade ourselves of a future of
inclusion and common good.





On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 1:03 AM Humanist  wrote:

>                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 261.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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>         Date: 2019-09-20 05:51:18+00:00
>         From: Willard McCarty 
>         Subject: dystopia in current science fiction
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> I suspect that more than one observer of popular culture, especially of
> science fiction (broadly conceived), has noted that nowadays it tends to
> be preoccupied not with a distant but a near-term future or alternative
> present, often with the minimum of technologies that we do not currently
> have. Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is a good example.
>
> I'd be very grateful for pointers to cultural criticism of this sort.
>
> Yours,
> WM
> --
> Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/),
> Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
> London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
> (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org)



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