The Unz Review • An Alternative Media Selection$
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 Full ArchivesKevin Barrett Podcasts
Ron Jacobs on “Hazy Cosmic Jive”
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information



=>

Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • B
Show CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
AgreeDisagreeThanksLOLTroll
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks


Ron Jacobs, author of Daydream Sunset: Sixties Counterculture in the Seventies (and the new article “Some Hazy Cosmic Jive“) discusses the evolution of popular culture in general and science fiction in particular. We’ll also touch on subjects of other recent articles including houselessness and Ron’s experience serving jail time for marijuana possession.

(Republished from Truth Jihad by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Culture/Society, History, Ideology • Tags: Counterculture 
Hide 6 CommentsLeave a Comment
Commenters to Ignore...to FollowEndorsed Only
Trim Comments?
    []
  1. Oddly enough, the period in which he perceived a lack of interest in science fiction, the late 1980s, was the exact time when my interest in the genre peaked. I suppose I had a skewed view, as works that were already a decade or more old were brand new to me, not to mention simply assuming that anything I liked was rare and uncool.

    I do remember that some science fiction did very well indeed. There seemed to be an endless supply of Frank Herbert and Anne McCaffrey sequels that sold well, and of course some of the biggest movies of the time were SciFi.

    The stuff that really made the biggest impression on me, though, were various collections of short stories and novellas from the 50s and 60s. They have stuck in my mind as more visionary and yet more relevant than most later works, despite the latter being ostensibly more ‘mature, experimental, and socially aware’ in general.

    Either I was hopelessly behind the times, or the changes that the 60s and 70s brought to the genre were not necessarily for the better? Hard to say. But by the time cyberpunk came around, I had lost my original enthusiasm to explore anything recent in the genre.

  2. cohen says:

    Funny your guest brought back some old memories. The mention of Satan Bug by by the British mystry writer Alistair MaClean the Guns of Navarone famed author…… The movie Satan Bug was made in 60s. Some parallels with Covid 19 stories

    Unfortunately, his first book H.M.S. Uylesses movie project never got finished. Dont know why.
    Gregory Peck was to play leading role.

  3. R2b says:

    Nice conversation!
    And just get the RFK Fauci-book!

  4. Dually says:

    Beware middle-class hippie draft-dodger speech police. The preferred term for homeless people is not “houseless” – it’s “camper”.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
  5. @Dually

    I have seen “the unhoused”. Which implies that it’s society’s duty to “house” them.

    • Replies: @Dually
  6. Dually says:
    @SteveRogers42

    “Camper” doesn’t specify whether or not they’re living on the street – but without the mealymouthed patronizing condescension of “houseless”. This is the kind of speech-policing which is the specialty of a kind of insufferable, North Eastern US puritan do-gooders who are currently wrecking civilization, as usual.

Current Commenter
says:

Leave a Reply - Comments on articles more than two weeks old will be judged much more strictly on quality and tone


 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
$
Submitted comments have been licensed to The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Commenting Disabled While in Translation Mode
Subscribe to This Comment Thread via RSS Subscribe to All Kevin Barrett Comments via RSS