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Science Fiction Prototyping by Brian David Johnson

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CHAPTER 2

Religious Robots and Runaway Were-Tigers: A Brief Overview of the Science and the Fiction that Went Into Two SF Prototypes

First, a little background.

The blending of science fiction and science fact is nothing new. Their symbiotic relationship stretches back in history for hundreds of years. No one would really argue that scientific research and technology inspires writers to dream up thrilling stories and amazing new worlds. Likewise, generations of scientists have had their imaginations set on fire by science fiction stories, inspiring them to devote their lives to science.

I was speaking a while back at a science convention not too long ago about the link between science fiction and science fact and SF prototypes. After my talk, ...

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