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Science Fiction and (No) Fear of a Non-Western Planet

Science fiction has long been a part of the Western literary canon. Whether you trace it back to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or even earlier, the last two hundred years of Western literary history are filled with science fiction and horror. The names Wells, Verne, Asimov, Clarke—and, in a more modern context, Le Guin, Gaiman, Delaney, and so many others have come to make up the science fiction canon. Science fiction today, however, has increasingly begun to deal more with the rest of the world, not just the West. This is in direct contrast to the place of science fiction in Read more