11 August 2005

Stranger than science fiction

Marxist science fiction writer Ken MacLeod blogs his experience at this year's World Science Fiction convention.
Ever the sucker for space movement memorabilia, I bought badges of Gagarin, Koralev, and a pioneer cadre of cosmonauts from the Russian fans' table (manned by the same guys as ten years ago, selling the same commie kitsch). Their Worldcon bid is for Moscow 2017.
Follow me down the hall of mirrors: this SF writer's factual account of a real event in the science fictional sounding year of 2005 reads like a piece of science fiction someone might have written in 1985.

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