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Science Fiction

Science fiction as safe(?) space to explore unpleasant questions

The article, ‘Sleep Dealer’ Injects Sci-Fi Into Immigration Debate, is yet another example of how science fiction’s speculative nature provides a space for engaging with questions and issues that challenge and stretch us – in this case a (not-so) futuristic exploration of how Western consumerism might be supported by the creation of virtual ‘sweat shops’.

Another recent article picking up this function of speculative or science fiction is Clive Thompson on Why Sci-Fi Is the Last Bastion of Philosophical Writing.

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