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Pop culture affected by 9/11
« on: January 30, 2008, 08:36:24 am »

Five ways 9/11 changed science fiction

Cloverfield has everybody talking about the way science fiction is dealing with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, but that giant monster movie is hardly the first SF creation to tackle terrorism, high-tech surveillance, and governments run amok in the post-9/11 era. As the United States has cracked down on civil liberties at home, and invaded nations abroad, in the name of national security, a crop of futuristic and fanciful tales have sprung up to satirize and justify "the war on terror." These tales generally deal with one of five crucial post-9/11 themes, which we've enumerated (with examples) for you below.

"GREAT COMEBACK FOR STOCK MARKET" - Front page, Spokane Daily Chronicle, October 22nd, 1929

"I believe it is the duty of each of us to act as if the fate of the world depended on him. Admittedly, one man by himself cannot do the job. However, one man can make a difference..." -Adm. Hyman G. Rickover

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Re: Pop culture affected by 9/11
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 11:25:57 pm »

That link is the first photo under the headline. Quite a pic. I preserved it. :)

Btw, I'm thinking that skeptics of the 9/11 Skeptics are probably hoping that the concept of false-flag terror events never makes its way into SF movie/fiction sales figures in the marketplace. That concept, given wings in SF, could spread the truth to an entirely new segment of the nation's consumer strata.

"Heirs to self-knowledge shed gently their fears..."
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