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Hard Science Fiction
Hard science fiction is a category of science fiction characterized by an emphasis on scientific or technical detail, or on scientific accuracy, or on both. It is characterized by rigorous attention to accurate detail in the natural sciences, especially physics, astrophysics, and chemistry, or on accurately depicting worlds that more advanced technology may make possible. Hard science fiction is driven more by ideas than characterization. Plausible science and technology are central to the plot.
“ It could sometimes be alive and dead at the same time in its bounded but expanding domain. It experienced both conditions and simply didn’t like dead. Death was a complex issue for it. ”
Online discussion forum for the DFW Planetary Society book club. We will read and discuss scien…more
[close] Online discussion forum for the DFW Planetary Society book club. We will read and discuss science fiction with particular focus on space. Examples of books in his genre are Contact by Carl Sagan to books like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. We pick a new book at the beginning of each month and discuss them at the end of the month in local and online meetups. These meetups can be found in our "Meetup" section. We're open to book recommendations and will hold polls to help decide on what to read next! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tpsdfw Twitter: @planetarydfw
44 members, last active one year ago
[close] This discussion group is related to the new SIMPOC series on Amazon. This series is about how one 'thinking computer' helps to save the remainder of humanity after 99.9997% of the human population is wiped out by a suspicious virus. The corporation also created another 'thinking computer' that has a different agenda.
1 member, last active 4 years ago
The Near Future will read and discuss more science-fact based fiction and non-fiction that specu…more
[close] The Near Future will read and discuss more science-fact based fiction and non-fiction that speculates on the near future of humankind. Old and New works that attempt to keep technological and cultural speculation more grounded in reality but still are thrilling and interesting. We certainly are not looking for dry works, but we will try and steer away from aliens, space operas, wormholes, alternate dimensions etc. The goal is to compile a list of books that are not only enjoyable and exciting read but create a natural discussion about where we are going and the obstacles we might face in The Near Future. We'll see you in the future!
20 members, last active 4 years ago
Listen to the Z-Trigger podcast and want to keep up with what the crew is reading? Look no furth…more
[close] Listen to the Z-Trigger podcast and want to keep up with what the crew is reading? Look no further! Discuss and recommend books with other Z-Trigger listeners. Suggest books that should be reviewed on the show. Come in and talk about video games. Anything.
6 members, last active 3 years ago
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