Author Topic: Blue-Collar SF  (Read 781 times)

JustineGraykin

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Blue-Collar SF
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:43:28 PM »
At one time science fiction was comfortable with blue-collar heroes. Now everyone's got a doctorate and a title of nobility to boot. What happened? Is the real world to blame -- real astronauts are amazingly credentialed -- or is it the increasingly educated and wealthy SF readership?

JustineGraykin

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Re: Blue-Collar SF
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 06:20:27 AM »
Jeff Warner said:  Our Guest of Honor is all over this one.  I'm reading Allen Steele's short story collection "Sex and Violence in Zero-G" that i picked up at Philcon. It's his 'Near Space' series about the blue-collar grunts who do all the knuckle-busting jobs that are crucial to living and working throughout the solar system in the next century.

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Re: Blue-Collar SF
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 09:33:13 AM »
Of course, I'll be happy to do this panel. I'm still occasionally writing stories set in the Near-Space universe, so this will be easy to talk about.