Planet of the Apes and the Statue of Liberty

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  1. Martin Meteyard says:

    You missed out: 10. It’s no accident that the ruin-loving Shelley was married to first real science fiction writer: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. https://twitter.com/HeerJeet/status/906377184234823682

    1. I always struggle to to count into double figures … fixed now.

  2. SleepingDog says:

    There is a rather different treatment of a statue in Frederic Brown’s science fiction short story Obediance, which starts with a description of a tremendous ten-inch high statue of an Earthman far beyond explored space. “Bugs crawl on it…”

    In his story, the statue is not a casualty of the destructiveness of war, but its opposite. In one story, humans and apes struggle to share a planet. If we discover alien life, can we share a galaxy?

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