Saturday, December 21, 2019

be suspicious of technocrats bearing gifts

--- Helen Marshall, in a review of Dave Hutchison's book The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man, New Scientist, 31 August 2019, "The science fiction column."
In the finale, we might expect this book to live up to its pulpy title, but by now Hutchinson has become more interested in the politics than in the science. Some readers might feel deflated, but Hutchinson’s point is well made: that we ought to be suspicious of technocrats bearing gifts.