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Topic: SF Signal Mind Meld #22 - Scientific Accuracy

From: JP Frantz
Location: Houston, TX
Date: 05/15/2008

Mr. Bear,

My name is JP Frantz and I help run a science fiction oriented website called SF Signal (www.sfsignal.com). We have a recurring feature we call a Mind Meld where we ask a single question to a cross-section of the science fiction community, and others as the question warrants, and post all the responses together. (See http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/cat_interviews/mind_meld.html for examples.) If you are interested and have the time to answer, our question this week is:

Do science fiction authors have an obligation to be scientifically accurate with their stories? Is there a minimum level of accuracy an author should adhere to?

If you'd like to respond, our deadline this time is next Wednesday (5/22) around 9pm CT. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your time,
JP Frantz

Re: SF Signal Mind Meld #22 - Scientific Accuracy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/27/2008

Sorry to have missed this one, JP! I was traveling and have not caught up with all these messages. Hope it went well.

Re: SF Signal Mind Meld #22 - Scientific Accuracy

From: pat
Date: 05/27/2008

I went and checked it out. Some interesting commentary and responses. I added my own. Check it out Greg, if you haven't (completely...) and are curious.

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