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.. was a pseudonymous patient of psychoanalyst Robert Lindner, in his 1954 case studies, in which the patient had a dual life, which he could switch by mental time-travel and travel in an instant to the far off future, in which a life of power, respect and conquest was lived by him. This premise was a form of ‘escape hatch’, making science fiction literature a kind of evasion from reality.
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..according to the famous science fiction author Ursula Le Guin has an essential gesture of distancing and pulling back from reality, seeing it from a different plane. It provides a fresh perspective for our righteous wars and our desires to conquer or be conquered.
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Science Fiction’s constant migration to other worlds is ‘adaptive’ and can be configured to suit the geek crowd, whose interests and tastes are used to provide the kind of fantasy that they would connect with. The bad stuff of the real world is kept out.
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..has always been a poor cousin of the mainstream ‘highbrow’ works. The make-believe other worlds and adventures of space have received psychological accusations from the authors, like the fact that real-world problems of this planet (like unemployment or worldwide destruction) are too disappoint...
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Science fiction emerged about 300 years ago when science made great strides. Authors tried to understand their world by imagining a possible future.
Gulliver's Travels is the earliest science fiction. This satirical 1726 travel narrative is consid...
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It is changing, continuing, and inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. Science fiction may seem trivial to blind critics and philosophers of today but in its essence, it is needed for our own salvation.
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