Below are some of the books, articles, essays, and poetry that have inspired my writing on this subject.
Articles & Essays
“The most fundamental difference between liberals and conservatives is not in their beliefs in individual freedom vs. collective good, or traditional values vs. social progress, in their intelligence or temperaments, but in their capacity for imagination. To conservatives, our society and its institutions seem the natural order of things, the logical outcome of history, and anyone who wants to change it is a malcontent or a dreamer. … SF posits that this world is contingent, provisional, not inevitable. And this is an inherently subversive proposition, because it means that the status quo is not necessarily natural or right, and could be very different, depending on chance … Science fiction is ultimately about possibility: the revolutionary possibility that things don’t have to be this way.” — Timothy Kreider, “How Science Fiction Made Me Liberal” (The Guardian)