The debate on the decline of science fiction

Edmund Schubert continues a debate on his blog that Rob Sawyer started, asking if speculative fiction is an endangered species. Edmund was asking for thoughts on this topic and the question struck a chord with me. I posted a rather lengthy response in which I take the role of the optimist and argue for three steps that s.f. writers can take to help reverse this trend.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.