“Reading science fiction is like an ethics class for inventors, and engineers and designers should be trying to think like science fiction authors when they approach their own work. ”
For me, THIS is one of the great powers of speculative thinking.
And this article is one of the reasons I enjoy the Atlantic. Long, but worth it.
An interesting article about Dana Paxson, a long-time IT professional and industry “outsider” who is trying to change the way science fiction is produced and consumed. And, it blends a story about a guy who builds art from found things with a guy who can read octal as if it were plaintext–a Noble Fusion.
Writing science-fiction and fantasy is a specialized form of literary art that is at the far right of the “inspiring and thought-provoking” bell curve. The short-story is an art form all of it’s own and demands a steady and trained hand. Combining the two is down right daunting and one of the most noble and rewarding challenges of all. We are fans.
But a good science fiction/fantasy/horror short story written with only 6 words leaves us speechless.
So for your pleasure, Wired Magazine commissioned 6-word short stories from some of the best talent: Joss Whedon, Eileen Gunn, William Shatner and more. This was published quite some time ago, but since time is a construct for the mind we decided to post this anyway. Enjoy!
Wanted to share a great interview with KSR about his new novel 2312 and his writing process. I love the description of his work as “These books are the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing.” … something I’d love to have said about anything we produce! In any case, it’s a worthwhile read.
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