Thomas Lombardo discusses his books Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future volumes two and three. Even if you think that science fiction is not for you, if you are concerned about the past, present, and future of the human species, the Earth, and the wider cosmos, you may find much of interest in this extensive interview.
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Science fiction is the most visible and influential contemporary form of futurist thinking and imagination in the modern world. Similar in many ways to the great myths of the past, science fiction is so popular because, in dramatic narrative form, it speaks to the whole person – intellect, imagination, emotion, human values, and the senses – providing fantastical and visionary stories that engage and enlighten us, expanding our consciousness and inspiring our ongoing future evolution.
Lombardo’s series Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future describes the historical development of science fiction from its ancient mythological origins up through contemporary times, explaining how science fiction has emerged as our modern mythology, and how science fiction has both reflected and guided the evolution of human consciousness, society, and scientific-technological imagination and creation.
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