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SF Tidbits for 8/9/07

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on SF Tidbits for 8/9/07

  1. Heavy Metal did a serial version of “Stars” done by Howard Chaykin (later published as a trade paperback). I wish the HM stuff was available again, especially the “Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius” and other stuff by Moebius. Great stuff that all was!

  2. joshua corning // August 10, 2007 at 12:23 am //

    “To the extent that space fills up with people, the SF libertarians will find that life there is even less likely to be free than it was on Earth.”

    and he does not show one example from one book.

    What libertarian book is this from?

    There is a strong strain of elitism within the sort of libertarianism that tends to manifest itself in SF, a strain that appears to be descended from the scenarios of Ayn Rand, in which the few specimens of homo superior band together to form a new society, excluding the parasitical masses of lesser humans. In the same way, libertarian SF authors seem to assume that only those who wish to live free will be drawn to space, and together, these like-minded individualist individuals can establish a society based on individual liberty.

    Last I checked the people on the moon in “The moon is a harsh mistress” were all criminals and rejects and the new society they built asked the earth to send its poor and unwanted.

    Maybe he read Atlas Shrugged and came to the false conclusion that she was a libertarian.

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