SF & Fantasy Biz

psikeyhackr

Physics is Phutile, Fiziks is Fundamental
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I have been watching some of this guys videos.


I have always leaned towards hard SF cause that is how I learned science since the nitwit nuns did not teach it. Of course this was pre-internet days and I never really discussed SF with anyone. But SF and Fantasy were in different bays, as he calls them, at a major bookstore in 1980.

Turns out they were in a corner next to the computer books bays. I believe there were only 3 bays of computer books but then they grew and grew and grew. Must have been 10 or 12 last I recall.

Anyway computers have become dominant tools/factors in every science. So why is fantasy flooding us?
 

BAYLOR

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I have been watching some of this guys videos.


I have always leaned towards hard SF cause that is how I learned science since the nitwit nuns did not teach it. Of course this was pre-internet days and I never really discussed SF with anyone. But SF and Fantasy were in different bays, as he calls them, at a major bookstore in 1980.

Turns out they were in a corner next to the computer books bays. I believe there were only 3 bays of computer books but then they grew and grew and grew. Must have been 10 or 12 last I recall.

Anyway computers have become dominant tools/factors in every science. So why is fantasy flooding us?

Because many people love tales set in worlds with no technology , where there is magic that makes impossible possible and, does better than tech based science fiction.
 

psikeyhackr

Physics is Phutile, Fiziks is Fundamental
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Because many people love tales set in worlds with no technology , where there is magic that makes impossible possible and, does better than tech based science fiction.
If smartphones do not qualify as:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

then I do not know what does. And I soldered together my first computer in 1979. $200 for 20 KILOBYTES of memory. Makes me want to cry!
 

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