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More Dystopian Cliches Dumb People Make Seem Utopian

Written by Harry Berg

The whole problem with the world today is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell Dystopian Cliches Dumb People Make Seem Utopian attracted a lot of hate from the Internet. My guess is people don’t like being told they don’t deserve to have children. […]

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Remembering Henry Darger

Written by Lee Harvey

1892 – 1973 In contrast to our profile on highly successful author Michael Crichton where we wrote “Even if you don’t know who Michael Crichton is (or was), chances are you know his work”, even if you do know who Henry Darger is (or was), chances are you don’t know his work. Few people do. And […]

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SF Writers That Should Have Started A Cult Instead Of LRH

Written by Harry Berg

In 1950, Astounding Science Fiction (now Analog Science Fiction) introduced pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science to the wider world. Before this, the pseudo science that is at the heart of Scientology had only been know to friends of LRH. I am going to assume that anyone reading this is […]

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Fled Zeppelin

Written by Harry Berg

I couldn’t believe it was time for another passing. People already waited at the Edge of Eastern civilization, lone traitors dreaming of a life that was more than survival, families with barely a bag between them, holding whatever fragments survived the war. I shook my head as I passed. The military wasn’t going to stop […]

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Progressing to 1984

Written by Chevy Chinburn

Self-awareness is a rare quality. It’s impossible to decipher whether Orwell’s ‘1984’ was simply a concoction of the ideal dystopian state or whether he knowingly laid the blueprint for the perfect tyranny. Contemporary foresight either turns you into a prophet or highlights historical naivety. Would Orwell be shocked to see red flags of authoritarianism revealing […]

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Harrison Bergeron, The Cis White Male, Got What He Deserved

Written by Harry Berg

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most acclaimed authors of the 20th centruy and one of the few whose works were able to transcend the ‘literary ghetto’ of science fiction and find success in the mainstream. His 1961 short story ‘Harrison Bergeron’ was one of these works. Like many overlooked science fiction tales, the social […]

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