Sunday, August 17, 2014

Boris Johnson and the interplanetary resistance

On the London Review of Books blog, Daniel Marc Janes points out that fictional namesakes for politicians are not hard to come by. (I once wrote a column about George Osborne and Vanity Fair myself.)

But he continues:
In Agent of Chaos by Norman Spinrad (1967), Boris Johnson is the unlikely leader of the Democratic League, an interplanetary resistance movement fighting against the totalitarian regime of the Hegemony, which has turned the entire solar system into a surveillance state.
Their political efforts are hampered by his bumbling nature. "Boris Johnson was quite willing to babble on – and did so at every opportunity – but the man was a fool."

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