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Reading Sci-Fi is good for us!

13 May 2020

Young people who are hooked on watching fantasy or reading science fiction may be on to something. Contrary to a common misperception that reading this genre is an unworthy practice, reading science fiction and fantasy may help young people to cope with the stress and anxiety of modern living, including environmental crises and living through the COVID-19 pandemic.  So says Professor Esther L Jones, who researches the impacts of sci-fi…