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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Star Trek Into Darkness: Political Allegory on the Modern View of War"

A political commentary article quoted from my editor, Harrison R. Bradlow's, blog...

" The main message, stated rather bluntly by Kirk in the film's Aesop's Fables-like ending, is that when fighting monsters, it's important not to become one. That's a sentiment with which it is easy to agree, but somewhat more difficult to uphold. There is not much Nietzsche I hold dear, but that bit about monsters and the abyss holds truth."

Click here to read full article

what's cool is that Harrison also quotes and states this in the first book in the Tales of Aradia series. What he and I strive for her is much more than your typical superhero shtick. We want Aradia to be a political and social statement. Ironically, that is what science fiction is really about. It is expressing political and social opinions in a fictional setting or what-we-think-will-happen scenario if certain current events are allowed to unfold unchecked.
Mind you, many of the things that occur in the Aradia universe are not exactly current but some of the things I believe are still relevant to this day are expressed in these books. Things like women in power, the drug trade, bullying, victimization, and so on so forth.   

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