Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Future ain't What it Used to Be

My comment left at The Adventures of Roberta X to her commentary on Mass Murder Courtesy of the NRA by Frederick Pohl.

With the qualified exception of the HeeChee stories, I never cared much for Frederick Pohl's writing. If Science Fiction is a magic mirror we can look into and see the possiblities of the future, then Frederick Pohl reflected a future where the unique branch of civilization born in America was headed nowhere but an increasingly opressive police state. His apparent vision was of a kinder, gentler fascism than those of the past but it was no less fascist.

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