Thursday, May 09, 2013

Intro part 2 Starships in Science Fiction - Gregory Benford

"Today, writers like Geoffrey Landis and Stephen Baxter both believe that pop sf such as Star Trek , Star Wars and the like has distorted the difficulties of space. “Exploring space is so very easy,” Landis says. “You just jump in your ship and go, and nobody every questions why or asks ‘Who’s funding this?’ or even ‘What’s the energy source here?’ In the real world, there’s little margin for error. That guy who says ‘It’s a crazy idea, but it just might work!’– well, in the real world, 99 times out of a hundred, it doesn’t work.”" 3.5 out of 5