Hearing some of the comments about the social structure of the “Dinotopia” tv movie (Generally kind of a watered-down new-agey socialism), I was left wondering, are there any “Utopian” civilizations (i.e. No crime, no one’s starving, the usual stuff) in science fiction or fantasy that have more of a facist or a right-wing bent? The only one I could think of is the Earth civilization in “Starship Troopers,” or maybe the Nietzscheans from “Andromeda.”
Numerous of Heinlein’s have fascist overtones.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.
George Orwell, 1984.
AE Van Vogt had a couple, can’t remember the titles.
Gordon Dickson’s “Dorsai” series, though really more about the “warrior” class.
CJ Cheryh’s “Cyteen” series has some real fascist elements, as seen from the inside. Particularly interesting because she has a related series of novels where Cyteen is the enemy of the protaginists.
Also, Niven and Pournelle’s The Mote in God’s Eye. Not fascist per se, but about a young and expanding royalist, militant empire.
If you want some strangely twisted facism, try Cordwainer Smith. There is really no one to campare him to, IMO. His societies are weird hodgepodges of things like “The Instrumentality” and intelligent, enslaved animals.
Science fiction writer David Brin made a good case that the Star Wars universe (both the good side and the bad side) is an idealized fascist state; authoritarian government, a ruling elite chosen because of their genetic background, a tradition of following charismatic leaders on blind faith.
S.M. Stirling wrote the Draka series of four novels. The setting is clearly both fascist and SF. Stirling has said he intended the books to depict a dystopia. But if the reader had fascist inclinations they’d easily accept his world as being a utopia instead.
Virtually all Utopias wind up being a bit totalitarian, even Walden II. Certainly Plato’s Republic was totalitarian, with a wiff of fascism, which was not really recognized as such yet.
For all you fascism buffs, the reverse of the Roosevelt dime has a bundle of sticks on it that represents the Faces tribe, it is called a faces. There are also some of them on the wall of the U.S. Senate.
The evil ultra-Christian Bob Enyart wrote a science fiction story about what would happen if his sort of people took over.
It is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever had the displeasure to read. Feminists and abortion doctors get lined up and shot, people are forced to pray, etc. All of this, in Enyart’s mind, is a great thing and the story is supposed to be positive.
It’s 100 years after the Nazis have won WWII, and most of the world seems to be solidly under their boot. We only get to see a little part of it, though…a hunting lodge/getaway vacation place for the party leaders.
Please tell me I’m stupid and was whooshed and that you’re not really trying to pull the old “pin the Nazis on the Left” routine again, please? Pretty please? With lots of sugar on top and dancing girls singing Deutschland Uber Alles?