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Science Fiction Is for Socialists?

21st February 2013

Read it.

In large part, I would say that science fiction authors lean socialist — people like John Scalzi, China Mieville, Charles Stross, Usula Le Guinn, and Steven Brust are just the tip of a very large iceberg. Even those who pretend to be libertarian, like Cory Doctorow, are socialist underneath the Clever Plastic Disguise and talk about actual policies. Needless to say, government-provided health care are very big with writers in general, as are other government benefits that don’t require holding down a day job.

3 Responses to “Science Fiction Is for Socialists?”

  1. ErisGuy Says:

    For some reason many science-fiction authors refuse to envision alternative future societies.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    One of the few is The Unincorporated Man, which I heartily recommend.

  3. John Says:

    The was no great libertarian that Robert A. Heinlein. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress was his greatest libertarian novel