How Science Changed Sci-Fi About Mars

Without science fiction, you might not be reading this. You also might not be doing your holiday shopping on Amazon while streaming a John Legend’s new Christmas Album on Spotify and looking for a “cuffing season” buddy on Hinge. In short, if not for sci-fi, you might not be taking part in any of the modern wonders the Internet has bestowed upon us.

This is because Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, may never have conceived of the idea if not for Arthur C. Clark’s “Dial F For Frankenstein,” a short science fiction story that first appeared in Playboy and helped inspired the young inventor. It’s just one example of the symbiotic relationship science and science fiction have had throughout modern history.

VICE News recently spoke with noted science fiction authors and scholars, including The Martian author Andy Weir and The Expanse co-authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank, for a series exploring the often inspiring, occasionally terrifying, and always thought-provoking ways science and sci-fi have overlapped and shape the world around us.

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How Science Is Becoming More Like Sci-Fi

Without science fiction, you might not be reading this. You also might not be doing your holiday shopping on Amazon while streaming a John Legend’s new Christmas Album on Spotify and looking for a “cuffing season” buddy on Hinge. In short, if not for sci-fi, you might not be taking part in any of the modern wonders the Internet has bestowed upon us.

This is because Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, may never have conceived of the idea if not for Arthur C. Clark’s “Dial F For Frankenstein,” a short science fiction story that first appeared in Playboy and helped inspired the young inventor. It’s just one example of the symbiotic relationship science and science fiction have had throughout modern history.

VICE News recently spoke with noted science fiction authors and scholars, including The Martian author Andy Weir and The Expanse co-authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank, for a series exploring the often inspiring, occasionally terrifying, and always thought-provoking ways science and sci-fi have overlapped and shape the world around us.

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Is Mars The Future Of Space Tourism?

Without science fiction, you might not be reading this. You also might not be doing your holiday shopping on Amazon while streaming a John Legend’s new Christmas Album on Spotify and looking for a “cuffing season” buddy on Hinge. In short, if not for sci-fi, you might not be taking part in any of the modern wonders the Internet has bestowed upon us.

This is because Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, may never have conceived of the idea if not for Arthur C. Clark’s “Dial F For Frankenstein,” a short science fiction story that first appeared in Playboy and helped inspired the young inventor. It’s just one example of the symbiotic relationship science and science fiction have had throughout modern history.

VICE News recently spoke with noted science fiction authors and scholars, including The Martian author Andy Weir and The Expanse co-authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank, for a series exploring the often inspiring, occasionally terrifying, and always thought-provoking ways science and sci-fi have overlapped and shape the world around us.

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How Sci-Fi Reflects Our Hopes And Dreams

Without science fiction, you might not be reading this. You also might not be doing your holiday shopping on Amazon while streaming a John Legend’s new Christmas Album on Spotify and looking for a “cuffing season” buddy on Hinge. In short, if not for sci-fi, you might not be taking part in any of the modern wonders the Internet has bestowed upon us.

This is because Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, may never have conceived of the idea if not for Arthur C. Clark’s “Dial F For Frankenstein,” a short science fiction story that first appeared in Playboy and helped inspired the young inventor. It’s just one example of the symbiotic relationship science and science fiction have had throughout modern history.

VICE News recently spoke with noted science fiction authors and scholars, including The Martian author Andy Weir and The Expanse co-authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank, for a series exploring the often inspiring, occasionally terrifying, and always thought-provoking ways science and sci-fi have overlapped and shape the world around us.

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ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Jackson, Macy’s

(1 Nov 2018) Lawsuit accuses Harvey Weinstein of subjecting a 16-year-old Polish model to years of harassment; Michael Jackson heads the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list for sixth year in a row; Diana Ross and John Legend among the stars to celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. (Nov. 1)

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Legend ‘worried’ about Kavanaugh’s ‘personal integrity’

(21 Sep 2018) EGOT recipient John Legend says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t “have the kind of integrity to be on a lifetime appointment.” (Sept. 21)

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Legend ‘didn’t know what an EGOT was’ at start of career

(21 Sep 2018) Speaking at the opening of a new mall in Pacific Palisades, EGOT winner John Legend attributes his success to working with “a lot of great people.” (Sept. 21)

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ShowBiz Minute: Nixon, Legend, Rihanna

(14 Sep 2018) Cynthia Nixon concedes New York primary; Newly minted Emmy winner John Legend joins “The Voice”; Celebs turn out to help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball shine bright. (Sept. 14)

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Cher: Trump administration ‘will take everything’

Cher, Chrissy Teigen, Laverne Cox, Eugenio Derbez and John Legend take part in Los Angeles protest against immigrant child separation. (July 2)

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ShowBiz Minute: Billboard, Teigen, US Box Office

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine; Chrissy Teigen and John Legend share baby boy’s name; “Deadpool 2” ends Avengers’ box-office reign im the U.S., rakes in $125M. (May 21)

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