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Science Fiction Predictions: Truth or Misconception?

Science fiction, a literature that often shows with the world of tomorrow will look like, is often credited with predicting the future. But does it really?

Over at the Kirkus Reviews Blog this week, I take a look at Science Fiction Predictions: Truth or Misconception?

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on Science Fiction Predictions: Truth or Misconception?

  1. One of the most charming things about vintage science-fiction is seeing where the authors fall short. R. Heinlein, I. Asimov, and HB Piper are my favorite examples. They express a kind of naivete (plenty of sexism as well). And it is fascinating to look back and see where their imaginations took them and which technologies they could never have imagined.

    I still want my flying car and the kitchen that cooks my meals for me.

    • Yes! You’ve echoed my thoughts exactly. Many folks poo-poo classic sf because they got the future wrong. But “charming” is the word I use to describe how cool it is to see how the future looked to people back then.

      Also, to echo the lend-in-his-own-mind Matthew Sanborn Smith: we have flying cars. They’re called airplanes. 😉

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