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    Quote Originally Posted by epimetheus View Post
    Only slightly off-topic: has anyone else noticed that hard sci-fi seems to revolve around physics and engineering, but less so on biomedical sciences?
    YES!

    It's pretty well dominated by physics/astronomy/engineering, which often leaves me (as a bio nerd) out in the cold.
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    Isn't all good erotica hard?

    What about crime novels? I don't read them, but i understand some people are into the whole police/CSI protocol stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by seigfried007 View Post
    YES!

    It's pretty well dominated by physics/astronomy/engineering, which often leaves me (as a bio nerd) out in the cold.
    Maybe an untapped, if small, market.

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    I actually came up with a hard science bioology idea for a long story (crikey, maybe even a book) the other day....currently fleshing it out. (<-- see what I did there?)
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    One thing to remember; it really doesn't matter if the author considers their work hard SF, or space fantasy, or space opera, or space erotica. What matters is how editors and publishers view it. If they try to market the story as hard SF then it will be evaluated as such by readers. But, ultimately, it shouldn't matter much to the writer. Just write your best story and if people quibble about it, great! That would mean it was published.
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