The frustrations of near-future speculative fiction writing

As the only other near future speculative writer I know, I just had to reblog Chris James’ post about replicators and their links backwards [to Star Trek] and forwards [to 3D printing] in time.
Near future speculative fiction writers [sticks hand up] extrapolate from the /now/ to the future. Sometimes we get it wrong…but the times we get it right, it’s worth celebrating!
Go Chris. 😀

Chris James's blog

I’m generally loathe to discuss my writing on this blog, unless I have a new title to publicise.  The reason for this is that I really want my books to do the talking for me.  However, every once in a while something happens that makes me want to shout: “See? That’s what I said would happen!”  So, this week I deliver a thoroughly wordy and nerdy post for you, for a change.

On Tuesday, The Guardianpublished a story on how 3-D printing has, for the first time, produced edible food (well, just about).  In the Repulse Chronicles, set in the 2060s, there are devices called replicators, which I intended to be the next step on from 3-D printing.  There are construction replicators, marine replicators (read the books if you want to know ;)) and replicators that produce water and food.  However, there are snags and the food…

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I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

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