Space is big. Really really big, and despite science fiction stories that rely on interstellar travel, in all likelihood, we’re probably never going to colonize the stars. Over on Boing Boing, Kim Stanley Robinson outlines why Earth will be our only home.
As dystopias have proliferated throughout science fiction, more optimistic authors such as Kim Stanley Robinson have tackled a brighter future for humanity. The New Republic has a fascinating article on the subject that’s well worth reading.