Re: Star Wars travel fear and superstition

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Posted by rainer ganahl on October 13, 1997 at 01:12:45:

In Reply to: Star Wars posted by pham on October 12, 1997 at 09:26:55:

Do you think
>the popularity of science fiction has something to do with some kind
>mechanism of superstition creeping back into contemporary culture? Do
>you know of any thinkers critically writing about magic or superstition?

SF and superstition seem to me related via the axis of imaginary expansionism if not straight forward imperialism, exoticism, domination, but also fear. of course, it all does have a very realistic and moral touch. in fact it is moralism and legitimization since it projects the rules of a new order....

the second question:
of course, all the enlightenment writing from the 18 century on deals with it...
I am sure there is a lot more on it written today thought I don't know anybody of hand

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