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Maybe I’m an anarchist

Genre stereotyping is something I strenuously try to avoid. Are the worlds in my science fiction stories exploring right-wing or left-wing governments? No. Most if not all countries and the world are governed by authoritarian regimes by definition, but my stories avoid them. When I think about it, I write a lot of post-apocalyptic tales, or small crews landing on faraway planets where governments either don’t exist or are so different the poor Earth people have no idea but to survive.

This article by Jordan Alexander Hill neatly summarises the development of science fiction’s approaches to libertarianism and authority in general and only by reading it have I realised properly that I might be an anarchist!

Here is the article for yourself https://quillette.com/2020/06/12/the-libertarian-history-of-science-fiction/?fbclid=IwAR3wH6dmjGTay9Z1JdLZMLKOHQr0FlWDIS2f6j0o04RRMhvNGXBioHz8Vn4

 

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