An Obscured Anniversary of Iraq’s Descent Into Hell, Arthur C. Clarke – the satellite visionary – dies, and the S/M of male Sci-Fi fantasies made real
As we enter the 5 year anniversary (19.3.03) of “the fictitious war” as it was once called by Michael Moore, this war which corporate media obscures by parroting success tales told by criminals, it’s a good time to revisit Thomas M. Disch’s analysis of the sci-fi world we now live. His book ” The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered The World ” which came out around 1997-8 is a rare overview of “the genre” from an insider critical view which brilliantly turns the still human eye around to examine the odd landscape of our alien-made times.
more coming soon! ( “Watts vs. Clarke” essay under construction )