Why Alastair Reynolds Doesn’t Do Star Trek Physics

British author Alastair Reynolds is at the vanguard of the current generation of hard science fiction authors — writers whose fabulous adventure stories are grounded in a sophisticated understanding of scientific reality. In this week’s episode of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, hosts John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley talk to Reynolds about the feedback loop between science and science fiction, the future of human space exploration, and his excitement at getting to write a Doctor Who novel.

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