The World of SciFi

Amazing_stories_1926_04_a_1MIT's science-fiction writer-in-residence, Joe Haldeman, a HUGO Award winner, provides a sneak preview of his upcoming novel set at MIT past, present and distant future and his thoughts about science and "the future." In this conversation Haldeman points that science fiction is "a form of writing but it’s also a way of looking at things – a mode of thought.” Haldeman joins Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan in the "hard-science" school of SF, characterized by rigorous attention to accurate detail in quantitative sciences, especially physics, astrophysics, and chemistry. Great stuff for all SF junkies and all who enjoy the science-fiction themes that underscore much of our popular culture.

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