darkmorgado wrote:HAHAHAHA you gotta be fucking kidding me. Asimov, for all his robot laws and psychohistory is categorically *not* 'hard' sci fi. Virtually nothing from that period is; 'hard' sci fi is authors like Reynolds, Peter Watts etc that, as you say, deals with or includes/does not shy away from hard science like physics/biology etc.
Soft science fiction = Star Trek
Hard Science Fiction = Asimov
'Soft' sci fi is also not stuff that deals with 'soft' sciences - it's stuff like Asimov, like Kevin J Anderson etc, where stardrives just 'work' and aliens all magically speak the same language, can travel billions of light years in a few days etc. Star trek would be a decent example, true, but do get your terminology correct.
Edited by orpheus at 23:00:54 17-11-2012