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forum Science Fiction Light Sci Fi (2 posts)
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rodenbough - july 6, 2011

Light Sci Fi

What do you recommend to someone who wants to read Sci Fi without having to take Astrophysics to understand what he/she is reading?

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physicsguy - july 6, 2011

It's been my experience that most science-fiction is remarkably thin on the "science" part. And I don't think I've ever read a book where detailed science knowledge is required for understanding. There are many where the science adds flavoring to the narrative (in the same vein that many novels drop pop-culture, literary, or historical references), but that's about it. If worse comes to worse, avoid anything labeled "hard science fiction" and you should be fine.

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