I am a passionate sci-fi fan because of the specific ideas and themes the genre allows authors and readers to experience. It is unique among the literary scene for focusing specifically on a discipline(s) present in every aspect of our lives; that from which we can't escape: SCIENCE. Sci-Fi is typically split into two categories: Hard SF(the more technical, fact-oriented category) and Soft SF(the more conceptual and fantastical of the two). They both deal with science in different ways, with differing results. I was wondering what you guys think are the merits of each and which you prefer, as well as how you think they deal with scientific subjects.