As I write in my introduction, the focus of this series will be on works of science fiction and fantasy that address topical political issues, particularly from a progressive point of view. I'm also interested in how science fiction imagines future societies and how they order themselves, and particularly those that are not dystopias and post-apocalypses. I'm not necessarily looking for "optimistic" futures, but I am interested in ones that are functional.
I've already got a list of works that I'm planning to write about, including books, TV series, and movies. Hopefully I'll find some comics that also touch on these subjects, and maybe even some games. (In fact, I recently finished playing Night in the Woods, which is a little outside the scope of this series but also extremely political, and unabashed in bringing up issues like the baleful effect of austerity or the importance of unions.) I hope you'll read along and comment.