10 Myths About Space Travel That Make Science Fiction Better 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.
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Political agency and changing the world 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.
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Evan Selinger: What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About the Present and Future of Information 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. 20 Essential Books About the Next Step in Human Evolution
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Aircraft Carriers in Space - By Michael Peck 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.
12 Greatest Time Travel Effects from Movies and Television 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.
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Map of the Verse | FireflyShipWorks 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.
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How to Write a Killer Space Adventure Without Breaking the Speed of Light I argue articles like this should be criminal.
About racism, I swear by "The Sneetches" by Dr. Suess Kenya uses a science fiction book to teach children ethnic tolerance
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