Volume 2 (2019) – Dystopian Caves and Galactic Empires

Vol. 2 (2019): Dystopian Caves and Galactic Empires:

Social and Political Philosophy in SF Stories

One of the main roles of science fiction has been to warn us (sometimes humorously, sometimes through grim pessimism) of looming social dangers, the product of particular ideas, technologies or social trends. Just how powerful these warnings can be in the public’s imagination may be gauged by the ubiquity of the expression “Big Brother” in political reflection. Occasionally, too, SF has been used to propose somewhat utopian forms of organization. The goal of our 2019 Yearly Theme is to promote a critical discussion of these themes.

Published: 2019-07-02

Editorial Notes

Editor’s Notes Time, Tenacity and Technophobia

Alfredo Mac Laughlin


Yearly Theme

Living in a Marxist Sci-Fi World: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Power of Science Fiction.

Matías Graffigna


Political Myths in Plato and Asimov

Nathaniel Goldberg


General Articles

Gallifrey Falls No More: Doctor Who’s Ontology of Time

Kevin S. Decker


“We Don’t Know Exactly How They Work”: Making Sense of Technophobia in 1973 Westworld, Futureworld, and Beyond Westworld

Stefano Bigliardi

Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy – ISSN: 2573-881X