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Maxim Trevelyan
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Science in Fiction

Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:55 am

I absolutely adore science-fiction books, especially those by Isaac Asimov, one of the best science-fiction writers of all time, in my humble opinion. However, a special part of my heart is reserved for those science-fiction books whose writers actually did the math, or physics, chemistry, anything and the result of it is a story, that actually makes sense from science point of view.

One of such books is The Martian by Andy Weir. The science there works. Everything Mark Watney did to survive on Mars, is quite possible. Most interestingly enough, Weir did not have any contact at NASA, or otherwise, that could check the facts, that happened after the publication of the book. Every bit of science was carefully researched and the result is a good science-fiction book where very few science details are wrong.

What are some science-fiction books you read that have science in them that would make everything in the story quite achievable?

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