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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hard and Soft SF

"Hard SF" gives techbros erections with a fetishism of gizmos and numbers, "Soft SF" causes techbro shrinkage with an awareness of social struggle and diversity.

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2 comments:

jimf said...

> "Soft SF" causes techbro shrinkage. . .

The Darkness of the Left Hand.

Elias Altvall said...

I have always felt that the seperation between Hard and Soft science fiction is an illusion only hold together by the illusion that science fiction has ever been about predicting the future. I mean Vernor VInge is generally considered a "hard" science fiction writer but he started the whole singularity nonsense.