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Science Fiction Books

15 Top Scientists Share Their Science Fiction Favorites

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.14.2014 | Science

There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but there's abundant evidence to suggest that sci-fi books and movies can spark a lifelo...

The Legacy of Katniss, or, Why We Should Stop 'Protecting' Manhood and Teach Boys to Embrace the Heroine

Elizabeth Vail | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Vail

Reading is supposed to expand one's horizons. It's supposed to enable people to experience lives and cultures and people they would otherwise never get to -- and maybe even discover that the people who live those lives aren't so very different.

What Is Science Fiction Good For?

Ed Finn | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Ed Finn

As it turns out, science fiction is a great educational tool for getting people to think seriously about the future. Imagining a world with actual people in it forces you to create not just the technologies of the future but societies with blind spots and ethical challenges.

Books: Kim Stanley Robinson's Latest Sci-Fi Gem 2312

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.24.2012 | Books
Michael Giltz

Robinson's story is gripping, funny, and rich with vivid characters. It describes a possible future in such vivid and exciting ways you can't wait for it to arrive. But Robinson doesn't just spell out future possibilities; he inhabits them.

Is "Psychohistory" Possible?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology
Quora

Is it possible and useful to mathematically formalize human behavior on large scales sufficient to probabilistically predict the future? This questio...

Guardian Readers Pick The Best Science Fiction Books

guardian.co.uk | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

We asked for suggestions of your favourite science fiction books. Here are the results...

Ebooks: Why Go Digital-Original?

Michael A. Stackpole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael A. Stackpole

The important thing about Digital-Original goes beyond the fact that authors make more money off each sale than through traditional publishing. It's that we bypass a system of gatekeepers who have more than quality as criteria for what they choose.

Science Fiction Or Modern Reality

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's all too easy to dismiss science fiction and fantasy stories as escapist nonsense. But there's ultimately something despairing about the charge of...

Orwell, Bradbury, Stephen King And More

io9.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Science fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were bu...

The Science Fictional Universe

Charles Yu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Yu

Science fiction allows a writer to selectively question assumptions about the world, about ourselves, to fiddle with this dial, tweak this parameter or that one, then run the simulation, boot up a cosmos and see what happens.

Nebula Award Winners: Science Fiction And Fantasy Writing Recognized

tor.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards are given each year by the Science Fiction Writers of America for outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy, or rela...

20 Scary Giant Heads From Science Fiction Book Covers

io9 | Charlie Jane Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nothing is more terrifying, more mentally scarring, than the giant-head book cover. They loom off the cardstock, their huge eyes bugging out. Nothing ...