Hard science fiction?

So after an interesting discussion here on Kotaku where someone claimed to like Prometheus because it was 'hard' science fiction, I started thinking about the hard science fiction I'm familiar with and what I believe constitutes as hard sci-fi. My first real experience would be when I got Arthur C. Clark's Rendezvous

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I just got back from my Caribbean cruise this Saturday, and am getting adjusted being back home and at work. The cruise was quite good, I especially enjoyed it when my wife and I went on a kayak/snorkel/hike excursion in St. Thomas. I've never snorkeled before and found the wildlife there to be amazing! I also…

Just got some work maintenance done, which is a load off my mind since by this time tomorrow I'll be taking my honeymoon with my wife. Can't wait to head to Miami and then go on our Caribbean cruise, should be fun(and no, we're not going Carnival).

Since getting my Kindle Fire I've been reading a lot of scanlations of manga, in particular Naruto. I'm at the point where Naruto is undergoing his sage training. Is it just me, or does Kishimoto kind of make up certain things as he goes? I enjoy a lot of the action in this series, but it seems that as the chapters…

I just finished playing Skies of Arcadia Legends. All around it was nice to play this, I thought the added touches from the Dreamcast version where nice. Only thing is that I found the grind for getting 'Vyse the Legend' to be too much, I used the White Map to decrease enemy encounters throughout much of the game…

So I'm getting a Kindle Fire HD 7" soon as a company present. I never thought I'd need a tablet since I'm good with using my old Kindle to read books, but after reading about the Fire HD it seems to be a decent comic book reader. My wife already uses Comixology on the Ipad and wants me to read the Smallville comics…

A slight gaming conundrum: I'm replaying through Fallout 3 right now, but I'm getting kind of bored, and I'd like to get to other stuff on my gaming list, namely The Walking Dead and Dishonored. Problem is, I know if I take a break, I'll just want to restart Fallout 3 when I get back because I hate picking up in the…

Anyone watch Adventure Time yesterday? I was wondering when they where going to go into Jake and Lady's puppies, and how it was going to affect Finn and Jake's dynamic. Would Jake live with Lady, or just visit the puppies occasionally? I figured they'd do something like the puppies growing up in a day or two since…

Got my 256 GB SSD installed last night! Went quite well, and Windows 7 installed smoothly on it. What's surprising is that since I built this PC, I haven't really had a need to crack open the tower or reinstall Windows, PC's have become a lot more user-friendly in recent years imo.

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Anyone else rereading The Hobbit before it comes out in theatres? Thus far I'm really liking it(up to Riddles in the Dark), it just seems shorter than I remember. Really looking forward to the film coming out.

So, any fantasy or sci-fi book suggestions? I've been reading some John Scalzi and Paolo Bacigalupi recently from the ebook bundle, I feel kind of in the mood more for short stories that have that Canterbury Tales or House of Mysteries kind of feel.

So my boss just came down the cubicles with a beer cart and offered all of us a beer from a local microbrewery as a promotion for Movember. Maybe it's common for some jobs, but we were all quite surprised to be offered alcohol on the job(granted, it's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving when half the office is gone…