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Rules for Anchorites

Letters from Proxima Thule


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I don't think I entirely understand your point. I can clarify mine, perhaps. A setting like Star Trek is egalitarian but mostly not especially feminist, because equality is pretty much a solved problem there. Conversely, The Handmaid's Tale was very feminist and very non-egalitarian; power and hierarchy are extreme problems and equality is a distant goal.

Something like Game of Thrones is interesting because the setting is so different from contemporary society, though occasionally when the conflict and politics are just about power and people, I kind of want him to get on with it to the more interesting bits, which he does eventually.

I don't read a lot of politically-oriented science fiction. (I stopped reading Analog regularly after an issue where two different stories had a member of Congress as a protagonist.) If an issue is within reach of contemporary legislatures and elected executives, I'd rather focus energy on working through those channels.

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