Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me

Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain’t comin’ back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can’t take the sky from me

There’s no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can’t take the sky from me… ~Theme song for Firefly

Maybe some will say this is a stretch (after all, isn’t Firefly about a crew that is uprooted and quasi-nomadic?), and maybe it is, but it seemed likely to me that a show centered around a crew of “Independents” who fought against their own version of the forces of consolidation in their struggle against what is termed simply “Unification” should get honorary mention as sci-fi reactionary radicals. When Firefly came to the silver screen in Serenity, it had even more hostility to the bureaucratic, imperial state of “the Alliance,” which represents a nasty marriage between utopian ideology and brute force. I didn’t call it a show about neo-Confederates in space for nothing.