Friday, 31 August 2012

Histories of Futures Past #1

How we think about the future shines a light on how we see our present time. For example, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy paints a far future world filled with 1950s gender values and one of the most common criticisms of Jack McDevitt’s Alex Benedict and Academy series that I’ve seen is that his far future is a bit too close to our early 21st century home.