Edmund Schluessel

Edmund Schluessel is a writer, mathematics teacher and theoretical physicist. His first book, the collection "Infinite Metropolis," with Mikko Rauhala, was published by Aurelia Leo in January 2020. An avid social justice activist, in 2018 he organized the biggest demonstration against Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in his adopted home of Helsinki. He blogs at www.space-curves.org, and on Facebook at facebook.com/spacecurves.

How ‘Horta-nomics’ can save Star Trek’s socialist utopia from the horrors of the dilithium mines

By Edmund Schluessel / June 19, 2020 / 1 Comment

This moment — Spock’s mind-meld with the Horta in “Devil in the Dark” — is the instant when the socialist Federation of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” with all its hope becomes possible. Throughout the original series of Star Trek and in Enterprise people are constantly mining stuff. We see a galaxy desperate for mineral […]

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