Science in Science Fiction

Although science fiction encompasses many different kinds of stories, I've always especially liked hard SF. Hard SF stories attempt to be as consistent as possible with known scientific and engineering principles. Some hand-waving is always required (or it would be contemporary, not science, fiction), but the best hard SF stories do not contradict any know physical law and are internally consistent.

Case Studies

Because of these requirements, hard SF stories require some science homework. They are also subject to analysis with existing scientific tools. This section includes several case studies of situations portrayed in science fiction and analyzes the science behind them.

As always, feedback is welcome! I'd be interested in hearing about case studies other people have done or situations that you would be interested in seeing analyzed.

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