What is Hard SF?

My somewhat satirrical definition of Hard Science Fiction is “Anything that reads like a cross between an engineering textbook and a right-libertarian tract”. This might be one cause of the sexism in the SF world, in that few women are interested in writing that kind of stuff; instead insisting on having things like three-dimensional characters.

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2 Responses to What is Hard SF?

  1. Serdar says:

    Sounds like I’m on the right track, then :D

  2. Tim Hall says:

    Charlie Stross on Twitter was blaming it all on John W Campbell