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Serious literature and genre fiction offer different kinds of pleasures. The world had ended so fast that the airships, the very same ships used to bomb the planet into its inhospitable present, had become lifeboats for those who boarded them before the bombs dropped. This is the theory, put forward by the famous mythologer Joseph Campbell, that all stories are basically the same story. This article arises from Future Tense ,a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate.

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