What would it really be like to build a space colony?
June 22, 2012 7:49 AM Subscribe
What would it really be like to build a space colony? Asking for a friend, because I love the question, but am not a sci-fi person myself:
posted by SLC Mom to media & arts (27 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I want a science fiction book/tv-show/movie/whatever that actually treats space colonization as the herculean task it will be. It's not going to be the higher tech Wild West full of bandits and empires and bounty hunters. That's child's play. It's going to be The Beach meets Alien meets The Hunger Games meets Millennium meets Pandorum meets every depressing documentary you've ever seen. We're going to have very few usable resources, constant threat of horrible death, and all of the misery those conditions cause us to inflict on each other. It's going to be a nightmare.
Does any one know a book/tv-show/movie/whatever that can fulfill my demands?
I'm also asking, I think, because this addresses one of the things that is off-putting about sci-fi to me. The real difficulties of building a colony make it seem impossible.
So, MetaFilter...what's out there?