I finished "The Joy Machine" by James Gunn and it was much better than I expected as my memory of "Once Upon a Planet" (TAS) interfered a bit. Science fiction is mentioned in the book on page 62. No future for science fiction but rather science reality?
That person with the Brazilian flag may wish to know I read "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" (translated by Ramos) by Paulo Freire (30th anniversary edition) and found it very good for a treatise on Marxist revolutionary education.
I am finishing watching Deep Space Nine season five for the first time. Just started reading the series too. Did "Emissary" (DS9 #1) and "The Siege" (DS9 #2) and am currently reading "Bloodletter" (DS9 #3). All quite good.