the basic failure of most all speculative fiction, both fantasy and scifi, is the failure to examine its societal pre-assumptions. they show worlds 1000 years in the future or the past or in a wholly separate universe, inhabited by people who, despite the presence of magic or hypertechnology & a completely different material circumstances, still basically live & think like 20th century westerners β€” and when they don't, it's virtually always shown as a moral or intellectual failing

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@esvrld so read Solaris πŸ˜‹

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