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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.
“ Ah, Drilos. I wanted someone to talk to, but I never counted on a conversation quite so hilarious. Not only are you saying I’m the multiverse, but also that I’m becoming something devoid of existence? Ridiculous. Right now I’m just a disembodied consciousness, but as long as I exist in a void then the void won’t be a void. Right now I consist of energy rather than matter; it’s just nature’s way of compensating for the random space-time shifts of a being it apparently doesn’t want to die. Fission ...more ”
“ Everyone asks me how I got started into writing. I wish I had some cool story to tell, but the truth is pretty lame. My wife and I were having a drink on our back porch and I mentioned a concept I'd been mulling over. She suggested that I write it down, and so I figured I'd make a few notes and get it out of my system. No matter how I tried though, it just wouldn't let me write it in any other way than a story. Believe me when I say I tried, but 63,000 words later I realized that I needed a char ...more ”
Science Fiction book group for the Parman Library at Stone Oak. We meet on the third Saturday of…more
[close] Science Fiction book group for the Parman Library at Stone Oak. We meet on the third Saturday of every month at 1 PM.
26 members, last active 4 years ago
[close] Complimentary to face-to-face group that focuses on deepening our understanding of future trends, positive and negative, fictive or real.
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This group focuses on adult Scifi and Speculative fiction by authors who identify as women. It…more
[close] This group focuses on adult Scifi and Speculative fiction by authors who identify as women. It also highlights stories that feature well written female protagonists. Mostly 21st century with a smattering of classics ★彡 ★彡 ★彡 We're a newer group seeking members interested in reading together. We're compiling a large bookshelf of womxn focused SciFi & Speculative Fiction. All are welcome!** ミ★ ミ★ ミ★ Also check out our sister group Worlds Beyond the Margins and join in on their diverse monthly SFF buddy reads. **Note: We require members to have an active public profile. We do not permit authors seeking membership to promote their work.
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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!
18 members, last active 5 years ago
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