A Conversation for Science Fiction - Some Hard, Some Soft
"Hard" & "Soft" Sci Fi:
ITIWBS Started conversation Jan 6, 2008
The "Hard" stuff. A puzzle story, like a good mystery, only the puzzle you've got to solve is something scientific or technological.
The "Soft" stuff. Explorations of the subjective.
Robert A. Heinlein preferred the term "speculative fiction". Under that, one could include works like Herman Hesse's "Magister Ludi", or Isac Dinesen's "Seven Gothic Tales".
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