[LMB] Heinlein and Bujold

Elizabeth Holden alzurite at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 15:11:09 BST 2021


Howard Brazee said:

> Quite a bit of science fiction really assumed that the current American
culture would be the
> culture of the future.

Presumably that was American writers writing for American audiences. How
else would they do it? People write about what they know, aiming it at the
audience they expect.

Cf. the future culture of Beta Colony, Jackson's Whole, and many if not
most of the planets mentioned in the Bujold novels - with notable
exceptions like Barrayar (European/British/Russian/French) and Escobar
(Spanish).

namaste,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>


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