Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Habits of Empire
In the Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine Aurealis, 20/21, April 1998 a special double issue speculated on the possible futures of an Australian republic. SF is, afterall, the 'literature of ideas'. Below is an extract from Sue Isle’s ‘Habits of Empire’.
"Australia had always rather admired the perceived splendour of the British Empire, so it was hardly surprising that it tool the first chance available to get one of its own …