Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Themes And Issues
Would it be right to use scientific knowledge to create life?
Will AI supersede humanity?
How might it be possible to travel faster than light?
The experience of time traveling.
Changing the past.
Humor in sf.
How easy would it be to colonize other planets?
The reasons for the rise and fall of civilizations.
How should society be organized?
Alien physiology and psychology.
The theological status of aliens.
Hard fantasy, i.e., magic as technology.
Longevity or immortality.
Right now, I say:
for alternative histories, read SM Stirling;
for military sf, read Jerry Pournelle;
for cosmological sf, check out John C Wright.
I have to say "check out" because I have not yet read Wright. However, I am reliably advised that he is worth checking out. This means that he is worth checking out.