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Why should you be reading more SF? from io9

Postby Bmat » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:54 am

http://io9.com/5644628/read-science-fic ... talk-about

Read science fiction to understand the things that mainstream pundits won't talk about

Read science fiction to understand the things that mainstream pundits won't talk about. Why should you be reading more science fiction? Not just for the thrills or awesome science. You should read SF to explore ideas about society that academics and pundits won't talk about, writes Walter Russell Mead in The American Interest.

"Taken as a whole, the field of science fiction today is where most of the most interesting thought about human society can be found...


The article continues the discussion and includes mention of Brin, Stephenson, Heinlein, and Cherryh.

The concluding remarks are:
Young people should read this genre to help open their minds to the extraordinary possibilities that lie before us; we geezers should read it for the same reason. The job of our times is to build a radically new world; speculative fiction helps point the way."
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Re: Why should you be reading more SF? from io9

Postby The Master » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:00 pm

I like the last quote a lot! Good article.
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Re: Why should you be reading more SF? from io9

Postby NeptuneRise » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:13 am

Now we only need to convince the academic circles to suggest such books to be read :)
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