All watched over by the machine-like prose of science fiction
And while it may be stretching a point, given that Atlas Shrugged was a work of fiction but Fundamentals of Ecology claimed to be scientific non-fiction, I have to wonder how healthy has been science fiction's magpie and indiscriminate approach to scientific and pseudo-scientific theories through the decades. Not just John W Campbell's championing of Dianetics, or even L Ron Hubbard's creation of Scientology, but also, for example, Jack Vance basing his The Languages of Pao on the Sapir-Worf Hypothesis. In fact, it might be said that science fiction has been little more than a delivery mechanism for bad ideas to impressionable members of society.
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