I love hard sci-fi, and even the great Vernor Vinge, David Brin, and David Marusek, usually have to take some sort of artistic license with a few of these items. That said, one of the reasons why I love reading hard science fiction is because these rules do exist, and it takes exceptional talent to pen an intergalactic adventure story which manages to be clever and entertaining without breaking any of the rules.
Is SF truly "the literature of change"? Can it help teach ? What are the tricks of the trade and methods of good storytelling?
In her Guest of Honor speech at Denvention, Lois Bujold said: In fact, if romances are fantasies of love, and mysteries are fantasies of justice, I would now describe much SF as fantasies of political agency.
Combine growing attachment to smartphones with advances in cutting-edge goggles (think Google Glass ), and what do you get?
Annalee, the books on your list that I’m familiar with are excellent, and the others look interesting.
Firefly was wickedly creative, well-written and had fantastic humor.
Last month, Small Wars Journal managing editor Robert Haddick asked whether new technology has rendered aircraft carriers obsolete . Well, not everyone thinks so, especially in science-fiction, where "flat tops" still rule in TV shows like Battlestar Galactica . So FP 's Michael Peck spoke with Chris Weuve, a naval analyst, former U.S.
Here is how you can gain a rough estimate of my age: it is literally impossible for me to read the words "Greatest Time Travel Effects" without instantaneously picturing a man with bouffy hair and a small boy flying out of an explosion.
Anime invented Imaginative Ways of Showing Movement? Really?
I couldn’t be more thrilled to (finally) announce (and reveal the big secret I’ve been hinting at for over a week) QMx’s most ambitious project to date: The Complete and Official Map of the Verse. Over two years in the making, the Map of the Verse measures 25 inches by 38 inches and is printed on both sides of a sheet of 65 lbs cover stock (believe me, we needed the space). It documents the names, positions, sizes, populations and other never-before-published details of the 215 terraformed planets and moons orbiting the five star systems that comprise The Verse of Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity.
I argue articles like this should be criminal.
About racism, I swear by "The Sneetches" by Dr. Suess
This is more and more why I don't see any point in living to an old old age unless I have something tangible to live for.
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