Here’s What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About Fascism | WIRED

Want to understand the appeal of fascist regimes? Watch/read science fiction.

AUTHOR BRUCE STERLING is best known for his futuristic science fiction, but he’s equally comfortable writing about the past. His new novella Pirate Utopia is an alternate history set just after World War I, and takes place in the real-life city of Fiume (now Rijeka), which experienced a brief period as an independent state run by artists and revolutionaries.