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How Eco-Fiction Became Realer Than Realism

Lynne Feeley The Nation
Encompassing everything from the ecosystems novel to sci-fi, a growing body of literature is imagining and interrogating the past, present, and future of the planet's climate.

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Severance: A Novel

Chris Brooks Facebook
The story is full of very relatable pandemic moments: workers questioning whether it’s safe to go to work or whether they should stay home, streets suddenly emptied, N-95 masks. What makes this all so remarkable is that it was published in 2018...

Friday Nite Videos | December 31, 2021

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Bernie Sanders Eviscerates Elon Musk. Come As You Are (Nirvana) | Playing for Change. The Year in Jordan Klepper 2021. Don't Look Up | Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence. 2021, in 6 Minutes.

The Man Who Finally Made a ‘Dune’ That Fans Will Love

How Denis Villeneuve broke the curse. New York Times
Villeneuve’s hugely anticipated, pandemic-delayed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune is an environmental fable, a parable of the oil economy, a critique of colonialism, a warning against putting your faith in charismatic leaders.

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What Draws Us to the Reactionary Darkness of Dune?

Chris DIte Jacobin
The latest film adaptation of Dune, Frank Herbert’s cult sci-fi novel series, is out next month. With its often-reactionary mix of political cynicism, ecological catastrophism, and lurid orientalism, it remains oddly attractive to left-wing audiences

How Sci-Fi Shaped Socialism

Nick Hubble Tribune Magazine
From William Morris to Ursula K. Le Guin and Iain M. Banks, science fiction has provided an outlet for socialist thinkers – offering a break from a bleak political reality and allowing them to imagine a vastly different world.

Imagining the End of Capitalism With Kim Stanley Robinson

Interview by Derrick O'Keefe Jacobin
Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of more than twenty books, including New York 2140. He talked to Jacobin about his latest work, his vision of socialism, and why we must fight to imagine the end of capitalism rather than the end of the world.

Friday Nite Videos | April 24, 2020

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The Writers and Directors Who Saw Coronavirus Coming. The Liar Tweets Tonight | Roy Zimmerman. Unorthodox Trailer | Netflix. Anti-Lockdown Protesters Harass COVID-19 Nurses. Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Broken System In U.S. Nursing Homes
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