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[Xmca-l] Re: The history of science fiction and imagined worlds



Hi Greg
Thanks for this - entertaining!

But why doesn't Michael S. go right back to all religious belief - surely
Christians are just such 'geeks', long before Sherlock H. 'believers'?
Tom
Middlesbrough UK

On 23 September 2014 15:37, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:

> Apologies for distracting from the "real world" discussions on the other
> thread, but I came across this Ted talk and thought that others might be
> interested in the history and role of imagined worlds in politics:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUtErxgz7Mo
>
> But perhaps it is worth tracing otherworlds and "the otherwise" to works
> such as those of Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, and Rabelais.
>
> Seems like imagining other worlds has always been a deeply political act.
>
> -greg
>
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