The relationship between the work of science and works of fiction has gone on for a long time. It’s time to put a ring on that finger.
It’s no secret that fiction writers have been pilfering ideas from science for generations. Verne did it. Wells, Asimov, Clarke, Bradbury, Matheson, and of course Crichton, had a lot of success by finding out what was hot in science, taking an imaginary leap to the next step (or next hundred steps), and then turning it into a story, and a profit. This trend has continued with movies, which routinely feature scientific factoids that have been Googled, copied and pasted from dubious or legitimate sites. Let’s face it. Fiction needs Science in order to thrive.

But what does Science get out of it?
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