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Humanist Archives: Sept. 20, 2019, 7:02 a.m. Humanist 33.261 - dystopia in current science fiction

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 261.
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        Date: 2019-09-20 05:51:18+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: dystopia in current science fiction

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.

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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