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There is nothing about colonialist or imperialist stories, though those words were not unknown nor is there any reason not to use them. For example the phrase "fourth dimension" is used in Bleiler's book over 170 times. Some variation of the word "colonial" is only used 22 times. The word "empire" in a military sense is used around 100 times, but more than half refer to non-Western or alien empires. The phrase "time machine" is used over 100 times. Even the word "invisibility" is used 86 times. No one would say American genre science-fiction was built on the theme of the fourth dimension, time machines or invisibility in and of themselves and there is no reason to say it was based on colonialism.
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Bleiler later writes "In ethnic matters science-fiction pulps concord with the general pulp magazines in embodying a male, white Anglo-Saxon world. Orientals, when they appear, are usually treated with hostility, while Blacks are almost altogether absent, except for occasional ridicule or occasional villainous roles." Here again I disagree with Bleiler's implication about a "white Anglo-Saxon world." That demographic was no more an expression of white racial interest than Egyptian movies are an expression of Arab racial interest. There is a reason we call the KKK the KKK rather than simply label it all "white Anglo-Saxon"(s). Aside from the reality of marketing in an America which averaged almost 90% white throughout 1912-1960, I think SF writers, in keeping with their desire to entertain or hide messaging, purposefully adopted the most bland and generic names and ethnic groups they could, in a sense banishing ethnicity in order to more clearly get at the meat of what it was they were presenting. The idea of an alternate explanation involving a shared supremacist ideology doesn't hold much water. As for his comments about blacks and "Orientals," Bleiler doesn't quantify his assertion to give it context beyond the word "usually," not exactly an academic footnote.