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The fact that colonialism is so central to science-fiction, and that science-fiction is so central to our own pop culture, suggests that the colonial experience remains more tightly bound up with our political life and public culture than we sometimes like to think. Sci-fi, then, doesn’t just demonstrate future possibilities, but future limits—the extent to which dreams of what we’ll do remain captive to the things we’ve already done. By Noah Berlatsky’s Why Sci-Fi Keeps Imagining the Subjugation of White People (via dakotacityukuleleorchestra)