Reichmarked the Stars: Representations of Colonialism in Space
2:00 PM, Monday 7 Jun 2021 (1 hour)
Duxton Hotel - Duxton 1
Far too many SF/F stores, particularly those of a certain age, often portray "empires" and "colonies" that seem awfully similar to a lot of the actions of certain colonial powers at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Does this colour our reading of these stories? Are any portrayed in a way as to have a reading that could be seen as, at least, less offensive?