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By necessity, science fiction changes form as technology, politics, understanding of the universe, etc. progress (or perhaps regress, depending on your thoughts on certain subjects). My issue with modern science fiction, therefore, is not in regards to the fact that it has changed form; it is, rather, the form it has chosen to assume.
In what I consider the best age of science fiction, the 1960s-80s, the common science fiction universe was a universe at war. The result of different cultures coming into contact with each other was what may well be expected: Some cases led to beneficial alliances, while others met with prominent clashes of culture,…Read more >