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Science Fiction and the Urban Crisis

Two riots have rattled the nation in the last year: one in a previously unheard-of small city in Missouri, and another in a city that has served as a symbol of urban decline on the Eastern Seaboard in both reality and fiction. There have been numerous posts written about the recent crisis, the history of riots in the United States, and the responsibility of scholars during such a situation. Today I am going to take a step back and consider how fiction, and especially science fiction, considers these issues of race, racism, and the urban crisis. Considering how science fiction Read more