Science Fiction as a tool for human survival

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Sun, Jan 24th, 2010 20:59 by capnasty NEWS

Sci-fi has for a very long time served the purpose of framing current sensitive social and political issues and putting them into a clear perspective without making people feel preached to. It was a way to get people to think about issues that they normally wouldn't or didn't want to think about for various psychological reasons. This has always been the greatest strength of the genre and during the 60's, 70's and 80's, with the exception of Star Wars and a few other more trivial pieces, the genre as a whole set out to bring a multitude of social issues into the spotlight.

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