Forgotten Best Sellers

Social values ebb and flow over decades, but the values expressed in a book are fixed. It may be that science fiction is more affected by values dissonance than other genres by nature of being (often) set in the future. A book written and set in the 1950s might have quaint expectations regarding the proper roles of men and women (not to mention the assumption that those are only two choices), but they would be the quaint expectations of the era in which the book is set. A novel written in the 1950s but set in 2019, one that assumed the social views of the 50s (white supremacy, women denied control of their own bodies, nebulous menaces used to justify outrageous security measures) would surely be off-putting to a modern reader. [Ha ha ha. We wish.]


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 The Sad But Inevitable Trend Toward Forgotten SF
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Nicoll, James Davis (MAY 24, 2019), The Sad But Inevitable Trend Toward Forgotten SF, TOR, Retrieved on 2024-01-25
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