2022: On Fear and Anxiety

Pop culture science fiction created in mid- to late twentieth century was often set in the world we inhabit today.

My childhood was filled with pop culture that convinced me that quicksand (and piranhas) was a reasonable fear for a redneck growing up in South Carolina during the 1960s and 1970s.
Soylent Green, released in 1973 and set in 2022, is based on Make Room! Make Room!, a novel published in 1966 but set in 1999.

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P. L. Thomas, Professor of Education Furman University, taught high school English before moving to teacher education. https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/

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Paul Thomas

P. L. Thomas, Professor of Education Furman University, taught high school English before moving to teacher education. https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/