Science Fiction & Fantasy
Science fiction and fantasy have long been used as vehicles for examining topical concerns. As those real-world issues evolve, so too do the stories authors choose to tell. This feature looks at trends in three areas: apocalyptic fiction, military-themed
speculative fiction, and fantastical or supernatural stories in
Climate change continues to haunt many authors’ end-of-world imaginations, and though it has largely replaced the
Looming Asteroid That Will Destroy Earth, other disasters lurk
at the fringes.
Fantasy writers, many of whom ply their trade in just slightly
askew realities, reflect the complexity of our world by blurring
the lines between genres. Military-oriented SF, meanwhile,
offers its own take on authenticity, whether imagining space
battles in the distant future or reimagining history.
With apologies to Freddie Mercury: Is this the real life? Is
this just (science fiction and) fantasy? As it turns out, the two
are not mutually exclusive.
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NEW SPECULATIVE FICTION SHINES A LIGHT ON THE PRESENT
BY ALEX DANIEL