Wednesday, July 11, 2018

7 Speculative Fiction Books Imagine Life Without Landmark Supreme Court Cases

I came across an article on Electric Literature's website titled, 7 Books That Imagine Life Without Landmark Supreme Court Cases. In the article, I read the following information:
Despite a number of back-asswards decisions that were eventually redressed in slightly more enlightened times (Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, Korematsu), the Supreme Court has on many occasions been an engine for civil rights and freedoms. But recently, for no reason at all, we found ourselves wondering: what might happen if some of those decisions were reversed? What if we had to learn to live without the rights and freedoms the Supreme Court has, however grudgingly, handed out over the years: the right to desegregated education, to birth control access, to legal abortion? Well, as with all good “what if” questions, we can find some possible (though not always plausible) answers in the world of speculative fiction. Here are seven books that imagine the rollback or non-existence of certain key rights granted by the court. Sometimes there are also zombies.
After reading the above article, I found myself adding most of the 7 book titles to my ever growing reading wishlist! Click on the above article to discover which books made the list.


  1. I have read The Sellout. Amazing! I want to read Red Clocks.

    1. Thanks for the tip on The Sell Out!! I want to read it along with Red Clocks as well!