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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.
“ 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 ”
“ 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. ”
Discussion of the "Man of War" Series of Military Science Fiction/Space Naval Fiction Novels of …more
[close] Discussion of the "Man of War" Series of Military Science Fiction/Space Naval Fiction Novels of H. Paul Honsinger
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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
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This is a discussion group for this specific subgenre in SF where the plausibility of the scienc…more
[close] This is a discussion group for this specific subgenre in SF where the plausibility of the science counts.
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This group celebrates adult Scifi & Fiction that speculates on the future - written by womxn a…more
[close] This group celebrates adult Scifi & Fiction that speculates on the future - written by womxn and nonbinary authors - mostly 21st century with a smattering of classics ★彡 ★彡 ★彡 We're seeking members interested in reading together. We're compiling a large bookshelf of womxn authored SciFi & Fiction that speculates. All are welcome!** ミ★ ミ★ ミ★ **Note: We require members to have an active public profile. Authors are welcome, but self promotion is not permitted. Visit our sister group Worlds Beyond the Margins, which celebrates adult SFF & horror that promotes diversity and inclusion.
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