Scientific Accuracy in Sci-Fi Novels vs Movies

Arthur Doweyko, award-winning author and scientist, explains the varying degrees of scientific accuracy displayed in sci-fi novels and movies. He has different standards for critiquing scientific accuracy, depending on the type of science fiction it is . Science fiction that is close kin to fantasy doesn’t necessarily need to be scientifically accurate, because it’s developing its own world with its own rules. Movies, though, are different. For example, the cinematic rules of a movie are diametrically...
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