In an era of mass shootings, violence by law enforcement, rising rates of suicide among young people, and other crises, issues of trauma and PTSD loom large. Time travel, a mainstay of speculative fiction for more than a century, can offer insight into and reflection on key aspects of trauma, such as bodily dissociation and perseverative memory. Members of the SFWA community discuss the roles sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and related genres play in conversations about trauma and PTSD.
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