Questions tagged [hard-sci-fi]

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Sci-fi movie that remember watching as a child involving a beetle-like creature escaping a space prison to Earth, and then going back

I believe the main plot of the movie involved an alien escaping from some space prison and coming to Earth. The two protagonists was a man and a woman and I believe one of them was a cop. In one of ...
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What is the earliest instance of an “Adventurers' Guild” in fiction?

What is the earliest instance of an "Adventurers' Guild" in fiction? It doesn't have to be called an 'Adventurers' Guild', but the basic requirements are: It's a organization that expands and has ...
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A short story about a soldier in the future

Looking for a short story about a soldier in the future on a mission. At a certain point he bites down on a banana shaped capsule under his tongue and the drug accelerates his metabolism for the ...
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Are there any more Mech Warrior dark age novels?

I have read the 30 novels set in the DarkAge era. I'm just wondering if the stories have continued with another Publisher that I'm not aware of! To ride a chimera was the last one I read and the ...
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Little boy with robotic gloves attached to one hand. What's the name of the show?

He was wondering or exploring, I don't know. He came into a place like a crash scene with a big dead robot - not that big, a little bit bigger than a human - and the boy had some kind of pet or robot ...
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How did the novel Blindsight by Peter Watts end?

Blindsight features a group of transhumans on a first contact with an alien species(Rorschach) In the end, it was mentioned Rorschach were constructing a magnetic cannon from the magnetosphere, did ...
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Webcomic about humanity declining at a massive rate because of an alien invasion

I read this webcomic a long time ago, but couldn't finish it at the time. It's about a world where humanity is declining at a massive rate because of an invasion by an outer force (maybe its alien ...
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Why Humanity is more expendable than Earth? [closed]

I seem to encounter many litreture ( where mostly Advanced AI's or Alie'sn decide) that Humanity must be annihilated in order to save Earth. Even though Earth is really unique (with radiative ...
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Movie where a group of kids competing in what looks like “robot wars” meet aliens who watch black&white looney tunes?

So I asked a similar question to this awhile ago and was told I was thinking of "Arena". I watched Arena yesterday and it brought me much joy but sadly it was not Arena that I was trying to ...
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Science of Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children

I picked up a used copy of Greg Bear's book Darwin's Children recently and read it without initially realizing that it was a sequel. I didn't find it particularly involving, so I skimmed most of the ...
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Police Cruiser that runs on Super Highway

I am looking for the name & date of publication of a story published either in Galaxy or Analog. If I remember correctly it was in 2 or 3 segments. It is based around the crew of a police cruiser ...
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Can a nuclear reactor be used as a space-based weapon? [closed]

Imagine you have a ship, running on nuclear reactor. We will assume this ship uses some kind of advanced technology that allows nuclear reactors to function in gravity-less environment. This ship is ...
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Peter F. Hamilton Night's Dawn: Zero-Tau technology

I am in the process of reading the Night's Dawn trilogy by Hamilton. I think we can consider it hard sci-fi, since the explanations provided are quite plausible for all the technical and scientific ...
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Why do all the fantasy and sci-fi movies and novels show extra-terrestrials as intelligent beings and more powerful than humans [closed]

I have always wondered that why do all the movies and sci-fi novels show ET's as more intelligent and powerful than us. Can't they be just dumb or below us in the intelligence aspect? Apart from this,...
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The slide rule in the science fiction [closed]

Inspired by this cover of (a particular case of the more general phenomenon of "Futuristic" Worlds Where Everybody Uses Obsolete Technology) I will ask: How popular is the slide rule in the science ...
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Book about an escape from a prison planet

Main plot is escape from a prison planet, and I can remember the artwork from the cover. Also one of the other inmates was a mind raper who psychically raped people. Time frame was pre 90s
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Story about humans and a humanoid species colonizing the same planet without being aware of each other's presence

Two races colonizing the same planet. Each unaware of the other's presence. Each home world is overcrowded and each is similarly advanced. One race is human, the other is humanoid.

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