Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaD View Post
anyone who doesn't want to read detailed descriptions about physical laws in fiction that can easily be read somewhere else (and probably for free) is a Luddite.
Would you care to tell me of a science fiction work with a detailed description of physical laws. I can't recall any off hand.

It amazes me how people exaggerate what I say.

All I have suggested is that we should have a system of evaluating SF hopefully in multiple characteristics so readers can better select what they like before they buy or read works. But it would be useful for giving grade school kids exposure to science. Personally I did no get a formal science course until my sophomore year in high school. But for me science fiction did make science more interesting than the science teachers I did get.

These are a couple of stories I would classify as hard SF but I don't see the detail you are talking about.

Omnilingual (1957) by H. Beam Piper
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/03/sci...-qomnilingualq
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/308/omnilingual
http://librivox.org/omnilingual-by-h-beam-piper/

All Day September by Roger Kuykendall
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/2295/all-day-september
http://www.archive.org/download/shor...ll_bt_64kb.mp3

People describe some story as AWSOME or say they like some work and you don't have a clue what they liked about it. What good is that?

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