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Title: Scientists on their favourite SF
Post by: AnneB on January 01, 2016, 05:44 PM
http://theconversation.com/scientists-on-their-favourite-science-fiction-51738
Title: Re: Scientists on their favourite SF
Post by: dewsanddamps on January 01, 2016, 08:07 PM
Thanks for posting this, AnneB! I got some gift ideas from it.  :thankyou
Title: Re: Scientists on their favourite SF
Post by: Melissa K on January 01, 2016, 09:06 PM
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.
Title: Re: Scientists on their favourite SF
Post by: AnneB on January 01, 2016, 09:39 PM
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.
Title: Re: Scientists on their favourite
Post by: Ev on January 02, 2016, 09:00 AM
I'm saving the link for my DH who loves SF and is a scientist. Thanks for sharing, Anne.  :thankyou
Title: Re: Scientists on their favourite SF
Post by: andracill on January 02, 2016, 09:59 AM
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.
Title: Re: Scientists on their favourite SF
Post by: AnneB on January 02, 2016, 01:46 PM
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).
Title: Re: Scientists on their favourite SF
Post by: SarahW on January 04, 2016, 06:30 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.