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Optimism in literature around the World and SF in Particular, part 6: Israel

After a hiatus that was longer than planned, here’s the sixth installment of this series:

Optimism in Israeli SF

By Lavie Tidhar

Israeli science fiction, such as it is, is founded on the most optimistic of novels — … 1,532 more words

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Optimism in Literature around the World and SF in Particular, part 5: Brazil, "the Country that Could Have Been and Maybe Will".

In this ongoing series Jacques Barcia portrays his home country Brazil:

The country that could have been but maybe will.

By Jacques Barcia

Author Ian McDonald, when talking about his latest novel Brasyl, said the South American giant has always been the country of the future. 723 more words

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Optimism in literature around the World, and SF in particular, part 4: Anime

OK: so this is a particular art form from one country (Japan), and not about the whole of literature & SF in Japan (although I do hope to get a piece about that in the future). 1,348 more words

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Optimism in Literature around the World, and SF in particular, part 3: SF in South Korea today

SF in South Korea Today, an article by Gord Sellar.

Before the article, a caveat: I am not yet much of an expert on Korean SF.

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Kindred Spirits, part 4

In recent weeks three projects were brought to my attention (OK: I knew about one quite a bit longer, but it’s only been made public early this year) that are either optimistic or try to be more inclusive of SF outside the western world, or both. 357 more words

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Optimism in Literature around the World, and SF in particular, part 2: "Finding Hope in Philippine SF"

In the nick of time Charles A. Tan sent me his contribution for this ongoing series. It’s titled:

Finding Hope in Philippine Science Fiction

When I was invited to contribute an essay on optimistic science fiction, I was struck with panic. 1,026 more words

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Optimism in literature around the world, and SF in particular, part 1

I have been approaching several people worldwide to guest blog on this topic. Reactions have been mostly very enthusiastic, and I’m happy to kick this monthly recurring feature off with a piece about optimistic SF in the Ukraine by Sergey Gerasimov. 1,274 more words

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