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October 23, 2006

Backwards and forwards

pompe weighs into the "What's wrong with sf" debate (via Ian McDonald): "We don't need more nostalgia sci-fi. Seriously. Sci-fi once had a progressive slant which it must rediscover. But not recreate. ... Forty years ago, brave Americans from NASA in clunky spacesuits would colonize Titan with trusty fusion-powered dozers. The solution for 2006 is not to tell the same story but with uploaded Indians working for SkyCorp Inc. and nanite swarms colonizing Titan."

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