I don't think SF authors have an obligation to be scientific authorities, but I do think they have an obligation to be scientifically literate.
ATTENTION READERS/FANS OF MY WRITING AND MOST EVERYONE ELSE TO BOOT: I need your help! I have just submitted my far-future SF fantasia Flight of the Vajra to The Nerdist's new Space Opera competition over at Inkshares: https://www.inkshares.com/books/flight-of-the-vajra Here are...
Here, you won't find any nine-book cycles of a thousand pages each, about a Sword and a Ring and a Quest. You won't find sexy vampires -- definitely not the kind that sparkle. And you won't find zombies and werewolves shoehorned into public domain classics.
What you will find is science fiction and fantasy made by human hands, with a human touch.
Ever get that feeling you've read this story before? So did we. That's why we sat down and started writing: to get out from under the shadow of mass-market, focus-grouped, demographically-predestined literature that's anything but "fantastic".