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9/11 Discussion => Post-9/11 => Topic started by: NuclearDruid on January 30, 2008, 08:36:24 am

Title: Pop culture affected by 9/11
Post by: NuclearDruid on January 30, 2008, 08:36:24 am
Five ways 9/11 changed science fiction (http://io9.com/349959/five-ways-911-changed-science-fiction)

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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.

ND
Title: Re: Pop culture affected by 9/11
Post by: Elias Alias on February 08, 2008, 11:25:57 pm
http://cache.io9.com/assets/resources/2008/01/28weeksmilitary.jpg

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.

Salute!
Elias