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"The Science of Science Fiction"

When: Sun., April 15, 5-7 p.m. 2012

Fun fact: Pretty much everything you love in science fiction is impossible. The Death Star, if it blew up, might have some small effect, but wouldn't be that giant awesome KA-BOOM you saw in Star Wars. So much of what we love in sci-fi has been rendered moot by changes in real-world science over the years, which is why we don't have jetpacks, and why so many of us are still bitter about said lack of jetpacks. On the other hand, we haven't nuked ourselves to death yet, so score one for avoiding what happens in fiction! You may take your complaints up with local authors David Drake, Natania Barron and J.L. Hilton, along with contributors to the local magazine Bull Spec, for a free reading and discussion about the science of sci-fi as part of the N.C. Science Festival from 5–7 p.m. If you make it out, ask them if Soylent Green will ever come to pass; that thing scared the shit out of me as a kid. —Zack Smith

Price: Free


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