Sunday, September 20, 2015


Just became aware of the publication last May of Stephen Benedict Dyson's Otherworldly Politics: The International Relations of Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica.  I would have expected some of the Duck of Minerva people to have mentioned this book; perhaps they have.  (I've never even seen 'Game of Thrones', so this is not really up my alley.)


Peter T said...

Interesting. Most fantasy leans to the extremes of realism. May buy this.

LFC said...

I don't know what the bk's overall perspective is. I've read one of Dyson's articles and mentioned it on the blog a long time ago (I can link the post later) but I don't think I looked much beyond the bk's table of contents.

This is not the first book by any means to link IR and pop culture of this sort. Nexon and Neumann have an edited volume on IR and 'Harry Potter', and there is at least one extant bk on IR and (broadly construed) sci-fi (I think edited by J. Weldes and someone else). And there is Drezner's bk on zombies and IR theory, but that may be more a matter of packaging than anything else. Haven't read 'em.