Why is so much science fiction dominated by right-wing politics, both the far-right utopianism and liberal pessimism? While I have not seen any of the latest Black Mirror episodes, the recent discussion of the new Black Mirror has reminded me of the fact that Black Mirror is often riddled with the smug, liberal technocratic pessimism of its creator. The misanthropy in Black Mirror seems almost designed for you to cheer on the algorithims. Humans is even worse, portraying people who are against automation because the material conditions of their lives have gotten worse having lost their jobs as being the latter day equivalents of neo-Nazis or at best Trump-like nativists who can be civilised by the love of a good robot. To me, this all just gets a bit boring. If I want a reframed fictional narrative that just says 'market forces unstoppable, popular sovereignty morally culpable and outdated' I could just go on the website of the Guardian, the FT, the Economist or any of their equivalents. ...and this is all before you get to the far-right side... The Sci-Fi Roots of the Far Right—From ‘Lucifer’s Hammer’ to Newt’s Moon Base to Donald’s Wall There are of course examples of left-wing sci-fi utopianism, though interestingly in this discussion with the author of the Daily Beast piece they hint at the idea that the most foremost example, Isaac Asimov is not that left-wing. There are more historical examples, such as William Morris, and a slew of Soviet and pre-Soviet Russian sci-fi utopias. There is some interesting Cuban sci-fi, but its themes are dystopian and pessimistic rather than utopian. Where is all the more contemporary, utopian left-wing science fiction?