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ERIC Number: ED112424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 21
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Certain Assistances: The Utilities of Science Fiction and Fantasy in Shaping the Future.
Lawler, Donald L.
Science fiction and fantasy play an important role in shaping the future while stimulating readers' imaginations. They expand our consciousness and provide living images of the world of creation, not as it is or was, but as it has the potential of becoming. Any literature, art form, or medium of expression which is capable of affecting the imaginative processes of modern man is not a distraction, it is an important force in shaping the collective dream of society. Science fiction is making it possible for mankind not only to imagine earthly paradises, commercial or visionary, but also to create them, make them work, and live within them. The utility of science fiction is that it prepares mankind for those changes of consciousness which alter experience. The contributions of science fiction to the literature on the imagination are varied, and science fiction has also been seen as the new mythology. (RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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