Criminal Justice Through SF, Olander & Greenberg, eds

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Criminal Justice Through SF, Olander & Greenberg, eds

Postby Omphalos » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:01 pm

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Over the last year or so I have become very interested in how SF authors treat the law in their fiction. Finding good legal themed SF has not turned out to be as difficult as I thought it would be. This review is of a book of legal themed SF by a variety of authors. Some of the following is absolute crap. Thankfully, not all of it. A few of these stories are spectacular; some of the finest social science fiction out there without even considering the legal angle. I've taken some liberty here in deconstructing these stories. Many of the stories take place on alien planets with different legal systems, and though they all seem to be based on either the English common law or Napoleonic code systems, there are some stark differences in public policy. I figured that it would be too difficult to deconstruct these stories in their native environments, so what critical commentary that you see here came from our own modern perspective...Please click here, or on the book cover above, to be taken to the complete review..
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Re: Criminal Justice Through SF, Olander & Greenberg, eds

Postby chanilover » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:31 pm

Cool review, that's looks pretty interesting.
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Re: Criminal Justice Through SF, Olander & Greenberg, eds

Postby Omphalos » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:42 pm

Thanks, CL.
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Re: Criminal Justice Through SF, Olander & Greenberg, eds

Postby chanilover » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:04 pm

I had a peek around your Law & SF blog yesterday, it's grown since I was last there! Did you find any updates on the satellite crash?
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Re: Criminal Justice Through SF, Olander & Greenberg, eds

Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:36 pm

chanilover wrote:I had a peek around your Law & SF blog yesterday, it's grown since I was last there! Did you find any updates on the satellite crash?


Not really. I think we discussed all the relevant treaties already. I would have thought that there were more, but there werent any.
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