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Theory of Change in Science Fiction vs. Fantasy

Aesthetic differences between the two are ideological

Photo by Stefan Cosma on Unsplash

All science fiction has a common presumption: as humans shape technology, it returns the favor. That is the basis for science fiction’s exploration of how technology transforms society.

By contrast, fantasy depicts static societies wielding power through timeless…

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David Rhoades

David Rhoades

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