Science in My Fiction is a new blog we’re launching to get science fiction and fantasy writers and fans thinking ahead of science again. Playful bloggers will take a look at recent scientific developments and extrapolate potential futures from them.The focus on extrapolating possible futures from current science gives it a bit of a different spin from most science-in-SF type blogs.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I'll be a contributor. I'm looking forward to it!
The first post is by Kay Holt: "Extrapolative Fiction for Sapient Earthlings"
Researchers’ recent suggestion that dolphins be recognized as non-human persons is a prime example of a scientific idea ripe for storytellers’ extrapolation. Dolphins have brains very like ours and they apparently think much like we do. They also have complex societies and recognize themselves in mirrors. Sure, they lack opposable thumbs, but that hasn’t kept them from inventing tools and quickly teaching each other new skills.Go check it out!
Tags:science fiction, biology