Reading fantasy helps create better society

Interesting article in The Herald. The author outlines the connection between speculative fiction and the societal development, using his family and friends in Pakistan as a case in point. He writes:

"Is it a shock to anyone that Pakistan has been in the grip of an existential crisis for the last 60-some years? Outlining the root causes and effects of it is outside the scope of this article, but I will take a moment here to make a (seemingly) preposterous claim: Encouraging science fiction, fantasy, and horror readership has the potential to alleviate or fix many of Pakistan’s problems."

To read the rest of the article, click on the link.