Science fiction is all about the future, but what does the future hold for science fiction?
These days, science can be stranger than science fiction, and mainstream literature is increasingly futuristic and speculative. So are the genre's days numbered? We asked six leading writers for their thoughts on the future of science fiction, including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson and Kim Stanley Robinson.
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What does the future hold for the genre of science fiction? We asked six leading writers:
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