"...the pedagogical power of science fiction sits in its simultaneous utopian and dystopian refractions. There is an immanent tension between inspirational possibilities and bleak futures..."
"To be in Lebanon in the fall and winter of 2019 meant stepping out of the inexorably linear march of nation-state time. Revolutionary time, instead, offered something that neither protesters on the street nor taxidermied naysayers in power had anticipated. It cracked open the longstanding discourse of uncertainty about the future to reveal not a cloud of foreclosure but a horizon of possibility."