By Jenna Avery Jun 14, 2013
Does sci-fi serve a purpose beyond that of entertainment or escapism?
Why do we write, read, and love sci-fi?
Arthur Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey) once said,
“There’s no real objection to escapism, in the right places… We all want to escape occasionally. But science fiction is often very far from escapism, in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality… It’s a fiction which does concern itself with real issues: the origin of man; our future. In fact I can’t think of any form of literature which is more concerned with real issues, reality.”–Arthur Clarke
Here are some thoughts on the important role sci-fi plays in our culture:
1. Sci-fi makes us think, wonder, and ask what if and why.