A Popular Science article titled Is Science Fiction About to Go Blind? talks about the science part of modern SF. It mentions how writers like Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow have embraced the singularity – SF author Vernor Vinge’s concept of rapid advances in technology whose technological peak will usher in the “posthuman” era. There are several mentions of Stross’ upcoming book Accelerando, a collection of his Manfred and Amber Macx stories set in a posthumanist future (One or two of which I’ve read and enjoyed).
Oh yeah, the article mentions Heinlein’s 1,000 monkeys quote!
[Link via Locus Online]