May the Fourth: Octavia's Brood and the Politics of Sci-Fi

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Mon, 05/04/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

In a two-part segment, we first hear political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal reflect on the popularity of Star Wars as a political myth of imperial innocence in post-Vietnam America.* This is followed by Joe Clement talking with science fiction scholar and activist Walidah Imarisha. They consider that piece, which appears as a contribution in an anthology she co-edited:"Octavia's Brood: science fiction stories from social justice movements". They talk about the anthology, the place of Mumia's critique in it, and broader questions about the politics of science fiction.

*Mumia records and shares his commentaries with the help of Prison Radio.

 

 

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