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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Mundane Science Fiction

Just heard the editor of this book on radio 4 talking about 'mundane science fiction', a term I hadn't heard before. Meaning fiction derived from existing or imminent scientific research, rather than the far-fetched stuff of the movies, with teleportation, light-speed travel etc. (essentially fantasy magic). The anthology paired research scientists with writers to inspire the short stories. (Indirectly, also reminded me of the excellent insultingly stupid movie physics site.)

1 comment:

Tom said...

Interesting concept, and it's got some good writers involved. Btw, the movie physics site is amazing - how come no one has ever posted about that before?