Show Notes: Technology, Science and Fiction
Tim Low wonders which science fiction writers out there are the visionaries we should be reading now that Arthur C. Clarke has passed. That's a tougher question than it looks, because science and technology are advancing faster now than 40-50 years ago, and sometimes a technology that's proposed in a story may become real or become disproved faster than in decades past.
Is writing about the social and societal impacts of science and technology the next wave, or is there a niche out there still for advanced vision in fiction that's scientifically based? What's ready to be imagined that we haven't seen yet?
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