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March 1st, 2015
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Science fiction and transcendence

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Date:March 2nd, 2015 07:03 am (UTC)
The Dispossessed was an awesome novel, but was it really about any sort of transcendence? It seemed to me that it was more about humans being very much their same flawed selves, but in a society that did its best to mitigate the worst bits. OTOH, it's been quite a while since I read it, so I might not be remembering it correctly.
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Date:March 2nd, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
The question asked for stories in which the human race is seen as needing to become very different. Stories in which they do become very different are another matter - if that had been the question, I would have named The Left Hand of Darkness instead.

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