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Science Fiction: The Factual and the Counterfactual

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Saturday, June 29, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Central

Science fiction contains both stories rigorously built on known true knowledge and stories based on crazy ideas we know aren’t true. Like the idea that the universe is an infinity of rock punctuated by occasional hollow spheres. Or the idea that the British Empire existing in 2012 with moonbases. Why are both of these kinds of stories both part of “science fiction”? How do these two strains work together and/or pull apart?

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