One specific idea of note was that:
Science fiction can predict, but it is most powerful when it tells the truth
This has been reflected in a number of the discussions at Loncon3, positing the idea of science/speculative fiction as transformational/ having the capacity to challenge the status quo. It has been a thought provoking and full programme so far.
Does this potential for transformation in science and.speculative fiction reflect your experience of it, as writer or reader, or does the need to make a living wage diminish this potential?
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