What is The Science of Fiction?

The Science of Fiction is a newsletter on how science shapes stories about the future and how stories about the future shape science. Its goal is to highlight the awesome power of science fiction as a tool that can help bring about a better world and frankly, to engage in some rampant science based speculation about monsters.

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Specifically, this newsletter will include…

  • Explainers on the real world science behind fictional technologies, fictional worlds, and fictional beings from the future.

  • Essays on scientific themes in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

  • Interviews with storytellers who are supercharging their fiction with science.

  • Investigations of how science fiction has inspired scientific research.

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