No, I don’t want bad SF. I want good SF — but about economics, the “dismal science.”
As part of my side hobby of world-building, I’ve been collecting SF-oriented papers by economics like Paul Krugman and Robin Hanson. Hanson’s page (linked left) is a great starting point. There are some fantastic ideas there.
But what about closing the loop? Which SF authors get it right? Do any of them focus on future economics — and still manage to write good fiction?
Charlie Stross jumps out at me as an example of someone who understand economics well enough to take it into account. (I haven’t gotten around to reading his Merchant Princes series, but that seems like a good example from what I’ve heard) I’m under the impression that Paul Krugman is a fan of his, come to think of it. Surely Stross is not the only one, though. Help me out here: who does economics well in SF?