The Weapons of Science Fiction and The Pax Americana
Presented by H. Bruce Franklin, Professor of English, Rutgers University
Science fiction is not just what we read in books and what we see on movie screens – it has become a crucial part of our culture. This presentation will discuss the connections between 20th and 21st century science fiction and America’s global destiny and defense policies. Science- fiction images from the 19th century to recent artwork produced by the Department of Defense will be shown.