"[An] important volume . . . [Freedman] writes intriguingly about affinities between science fiction and historical fiction and makes useful observations about parallels between science fiction and utopian fiction . . . His concluding speculations about the future of both critical theory and science fiction are judicious and restrained. A valuable addition to the slim collection of groundbreaking critical works on science fiction. " --Choice
"Full of sharp insights . . . an ambitious book . . . fans who . . . ponder about sf 's links with wider bodies of thought and conversation will find it extremely useful. "--Foundation: International Review of Science Fiction
"The extended introduction to The Incomplete Projects is as lucid an explanation of the economics underlying the Marxist approach to the world in general and to history in particular as I can imagine anyone writing today. It will be especially informative for the young and the curious. This collection should be as exciting for our time as Caudwell's Studies & Further Studies in a Dying Culture were for the 1930s."
(Samuel R. Delany, author of Times Square Red, Times Square Blue )