Review of “‘Collective Reason’: A Proposal” (1971/2000)


Shibano Takumi (writer).

Read in 2020.

I read the revised (2000) edition in Speculative Japan.

The proposal is to define science fiction as embracing “a ‘collective reason’ that is autonomous and removed from individual control”.

Little more than a series of anecdotes and poor generalizations.

text non-fiction Japanese production