Tag: Science Fiction
Insurrection in Omelas
In Ursula K Le Guin’s classic short “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” she considers a prosperous and happy society whose success is somehow purchased through a dark bargain — the torture and abject immiseration of a single child. Despite the positive good won for the many, a few starry-eyed children of Omelas refuse…
Recensione: New York 2140
Di Roderick Long. Originale pubblicato il 25 gennaio 2019 con il titolo Review: New York 2140. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Kim Stanley Robinson, New York 2140, Fanucci Editore, 2017. Kim Stanley Robinson è tra i migliori scrittori di fantascienza attivi. Tra i temi ricorrenti dei suoi libri l’ecologia, la ricerca archeologica, la politica anticapitalista e l’ineluttabile…
Review: New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson is one of the best science-fiction writers working today. Recurring themes in his stories include ecology, archeological exploration, anti-capitalist politics, and the ineluctable passage of time – all of which feature in New York 2140, which, like much of his work (including Icehenge, The Martians, 2312, Galileo’s Dream, and Aurora) fits almost-but-not-quite…
Review: “Space is the (non)place”
Stevphen Shukaitis. “Space is the (non)place: Martians, Marxists, and the outer space of the radical imagination” Sociological Review 57 Suppl (2009). In this article, Shukaitis surveys “the particular role outer space and extraterrestrial voyage play within the radical imagination.” In particular, he sees speculative fiction about life and travel in outer space as a form…
Journey to Earthland, di Paul Raskin
Recensione [Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 10 marzo 2017 con il titolo Review: Journey to Earthland, by Paul Raskin. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Paul Raskin. Journey to Earthland: The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization (Boston: Tellus Institute, 2016). L’idea di una nuova civiltà globale più umana emersa dalla…
Review: Journey to Earthland, by Paul Raskin
Paul Raskin. Journey to Earthland: The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization (Boston: Tellus Institute, 2016). The idea of a new, humane global civilization emerging from a mid-21st century “Time of Troubles” is a common theme in near-future science fiction. Probably the most notable example is the post-scarcity moneyless communism of Star Trek: The Next Generation,…
The Anatomy of Escape
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist