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Sustainability in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Science in the Capital trilogy
Chris Pak

Capital trilogy continues the inquiry into environmentalism, ecopolitics, and sustainability that his groundbreaking Mars trilogy engages. Considering the impact of the future on science, society and politics on Earth allows Robinson to reconnect many of the issues explored in that trilogy directly to the infrastructure – the lifesupport system – of Earth. The Science in the Capital trilogy imagines a future that gestures towards clean energies as a replacement for carbon capital as a foundation for a new economic system. The depiction in this sf narrative of an

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Ecopoetics, enjoyment and ecstatic hospitality
Kate Rigby

: 75, 77), prior to any identification, without any expectation of reciprocity, and beyond any possible calculation of collective wellbeing. In practice, however, hospitality towards the ‘arrivant’ is inevitably always qualified by one’s other duties of care, as Derrida reminds us with the tale of the biblical patriarch, Lot, himself a non-native inhabitant of Sodom, who offered up his own virgin daughters in place of his angelic guests to the Sodomites who wished to ‘penetrate’ them. An ecopolitical analogue of this might be the actions of those legislatures that

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