Re: Michael Crichton on science & the media

From: John Marlow (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 12:34:13 MDT

Nahhh; I've dealt with these people, and for the most part, they
haven't the wit to hold such a view. Must be something else...


On 18 Apr 2001, at 14:06, Michael Lorrey wrote:

> John Marlow wrote:
> >
> > re: SF. DID YOU SAY SF? sssshhhhhhh.
> > Figure this out: 10 of top 20 highest-grossing films of all time are
> > SF. Crichton is clearly writing SF. And yet.... "Science fiction"
> > label is the kiss of death in both Hollywood and New York. Crichton
> > is not called SF by the hoity-toits; 'tis a bad word, you see. Why?
> SF has a positive outlook upon the future, which is politically
> incorrect in Hollywood. The future is supposed to be miserable,
> distopian, where man devolves as industrial civilization fails of its
> own poisons. Anything else is, to them, improper propagandizing against
> a properly malthusian outlook that we live in a world of limitied
> resources and choices where we must learn to live sustainably.

John Marlow

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