Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Sagan

Sunday, September 18, 2011

An argument for more “hard science” in Science Fiction

Thought provoking article by Madeline Ashby entitled A Moral Argument for Hard Science Fiction.

All too often in fiction, we choose to batter our science and technology in a thick coating of McGuffin and then deep-fry it in a vat of boiling handwavium. But just as we should avoid an ignorant depiction of human beings whenever possible, we should also avoid ignorant depictions of science and technology — because how we discuss science and technology is inherently political.

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