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July 31, 2016 AT 1:00 am

The History of Women Presidents in Film #SciFiSunday

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Insightful piece from SmithsonianMag.

That the first woman president appeared in a science-fiction film makes sense, says Hugo-winning author John Scalzi, who wrote the introduction to a book of unpublished material by Heinlein that included his screenplay for Project Moon Base. “I don’t think it’s surprising at all,” he says, explaining that the purpose of science fiction is to envision models for the future, so that when history catches up to the point where these make-believe universes exist, they aren’t shocking because they’ve been seen before.

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