For those who are concerned about science fiction evolution (or involution), we recommend two interesting articles. First: Cowardice, Laziness and Irony: How Science Fiction Lost the Future by Jonathan McCalmont. Second, in response to first: Has 21st Century Science Fiction Gone Cowardly? Or Worse… Nostalgic? by David Brinn. First article has generated heated comments and various opinions. The second article will generate, probably, as many comments as first did.
Two diametrically opposed articles, one wonderful battle of ideas.
But… who would be right?