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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.
“ My name is Alex Johansson, and I am a man who chose this. I chose to give up my body. To become lost in a dream. To never wake up again. Except that I did. ”
“ 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. ”
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!
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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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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.
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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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