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Thanks for posting this, AnneB! I got some gift ideas from it.  :thankyou
#2 - January 01, 2016, 08:07 PM
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Cool, thanks for the link. I'm going to go dig up some of those classics. Interesting that nothing on the list was published in the 21st century.
#3 - January 01, 2016, 09:06 PM
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Interesting that nothing on the list was published in the 21st century.

It doesn't come across in the headline, probably for reasons of space  :snork but the contributors seem to have been asked what inspired them to start thinking about a career in science rather than what they're reading now.
#4 - January 01, 2016, 09:39 PM

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I'm saving the link for my DH who loves SF and is a scientist. Thanks for sharing, Anne.  :thankyou
#5 - January 02, 2016, 09:00 AM

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I've read (or seen) all but one of those, and I'd agree that they're probably considered groundbreakers by many scientists (or sci-fi readers). It would also be interesting, though, to do a follow-up on what these scientists consider valuable or intriguing *now*, as well.
#6 - January 02, 2016, 09:59 AM
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I was wishing that myself. Saturn Run's gonna win prizes all over the place, I'm sure, despite a couple of big plot threads that got dropped (maybe in the final edit).
#7 - January 02, 2016, 01:46 PM

Although scientists, I think the favorite books highlight while I eventually drifted away myself. Still, I've been curious about 2001 specifically. Wait so the Truman Show is considered science fiction? I might take it back then. But generally, still drifting away.
#8 - January 04, 2016, 06:30 PM
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