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June 01, 2010



Or like how in most pre-1970s SF, widespread homosexuality is used as an indicator that Something Is Wrong with a society ("Stand on Zanzibar" is the first example that leaps to mind).

(This also works with characters, like Baron Harkonnen, who was gay AND fat).


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