King’s dream, not reflected in the stars

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Martin Luther King, Jr.On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, It’s natural to reflect on how his message has affected relations in the U.S., and not just racial; King believed in trust and brotherhood among all groups and nationalities, and saw that only that total trust and brotherhood would allow us to grow and prosper.  We’ve made a lot of strides since then, though we clearly have a long way to go in others.

However, I find myself looking even further afield than that, and reflecting on how King’s message had impacted science fiction over the years.  I have to say that, with some notable exceptions, I don’t think King’s message is reaching to the stars in our science fiction (or fantasy). Continue reading