Can We Build a Better Society Beyond Earth

From its inception, science fiction has explored what life would be like beyond Earth. There are many possibilities, from the space fascists of Star Wars to the struggling Utopians of Ursula Le Guin's classic novel The Dispossessed. In this conversation, we'll explore how science fiction offers templates for reimagining humanity as we scatter across the galaxy--and warns us that social change is sometimes harder than inventing a warp drive.

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