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Science Fiction is a Mirror From the Future In Which We See Our Present-Day Selves

Over at Kirkus Reviews, I talk about how science fiction is the perfect verhicle for teaching us about ourselves.

There are lots of reasons people enjoy reading fiction. To name a few: entertaining escapism, connecting emotionally with the characters and engaging in social discussions like book clubs. But one of the most rewarding aspects of reading has a more significant and meaningful impact. It’s how literature can make us reflect upon our own lives.

Here’s a secret: No kind of fiction tells us about ourselves better than science fiction. Here’s why…

Head on over to the Kirkus Reviews blog and check it out.

About John DeNardo (13014 Articles)
<p>John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.</p>
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