Thursday, April 23, 2009

Science Fiction and the American Dream

Over at Global Guerrillas, some commenters are suggesting that John Robb reach out to the science fiction community.

Meanwhile, according to Fabius Maximus:

All we have left are our myths. Unfortunately our modern myths reflect the spiritual weakness that is one cause of our crisis.

There is a connection between these two developments, for science fiction has expressed the modern American myth. Rather than basing our myths in some hallowed past, we place them forward in some promising future. Where we came from is not so meaningful to us as where we are heading toward.

And we have lost our sense of direction.

Under these circumstances, using Robb's ideas to generate some exciting stories could help get us moving again.

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