As an essayist, I’m working on research considering the manipulation of Hollywood movies. This is nothing new; there are many books about it. But there is always something to learn. In a way, sociology has been weaponized by Hollywood and it is well known that many Hollywood producers officially collaborate with the Pentagon. This means that screenplays go to the Pentagon where analysts advise them in terms of political agenda. The Pentagon offers a lot of help in exchange for this collaboration. Continue reading
I am a science fiction writer and particular interested about what is happening in this field. I’m also interested in Politics – I wrote a book about September 11 and other things which are happening today. I’m also particularly interested in searching links between the reality and the world of imagination, represented by science fiction.
We are living in a very strange age, in which reality has turned weirder than in many science fiction scenarios. For a century or so, science fiction has been an intellectual movement of people who would understand the present very well and imagine a future that would extrapolate from what writers would understandand about the present. Mainly they were futures which would be different due to technological developments, but starting from the 50s and 60s, with writers like Robert Sheckley, it became also a future which would be different from sociological point of view. Extrapolation would be a more complex one than the one focused only on technology.
Today we are living in the age, where technological development, both the hard science and technological applications, as well as the sociological “black science” – sociology weaponized by the military- has led science fiction authors of being suppressed by reality. It is very difficult to write science fiction when you don’t know all the things that actually had been invented and when you don’t understand sociological manipulations which are taking place. Continue reading