Posted by: grokscience | May 4, 2005

Science in fiction

Scientists draw their inspiration from many sources, and a common one is science fiction. On this program, Prof. Gregory Benford, physicist and SF novelist, discussed science fiction writing and its influence on scientific inquiry. I grew up reading science fiction, but can’t say with certainty that it’s influenced my scientific career…except for a side project to interbreed aardvarks with the Loch Ness monster. But, I mean, who hasn’t tried to do that?
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