RE: "Starship Stormtroopers", by Micheal Moorcock

Billy Brown (
Thu, 1 Jul 1999 17:21:02 -0500

> []On Behalf Of Jamal Hannah x342446
> Starship Stormtroopers
> by
> Micheal Moorcock
> (From Michael Moorcock's "The Opium General" Harrap (1984), reprinted from
> Cienfuegos Press Anarchist Review 1978)
> There are still a few things which bring a naive sense of shocked
> astonishment to me whenever I experience them --
> a radical singing the praises of Robert Heinlein.
<and several more pages of same>

So, Michael Moorcock doesn't understand that the political spectrum has more than one dimension ("radical" vs "reactionary" is an utterly meaningless distinction), and he thinks his particular brand of "radicalism" is the only one that deserves to be able to call itself that. I can't say I'm surprised, but what does this have to do with Extropianism?

Billy Brown, MCSE+I