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Science fiction is everywhere in our lives. Whether it’s the latest blockbuster movie in theaters or streaming, hit novel, technological advancement, or space launch, the world around us could easily come out of the pages of a classic novel. Transfer Orbit helps make sense of science fiction and how it helps us understand the future.

Andrew Liptak is a writer and historian from Vermont. He is the author of the forthcoming book Cosplay: A History (Saga Press, 2022), and his work has appeared in Clarkesworld MagazineGizmodo, io9Kirkus Reviews, LifehackerSlate, Tor.comVentureBeat, The Verge, and other publications.

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