The Science in Science FIction

GUESTS: WILLIAM GIBSON author of Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive and Virtual Light. DAVID BRIN astronomer, professor and author of Foundation's Triumph, Infinity's Shore, and The Postman. ANNE SIMON *Author, The Real Science Behind X-Files: Microbes, Meteorites, and Mutants (Simon & Shuster) *Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Captain Kirk called it a communicator, we might call it a cell phone. Is there much else in science fiction that's likely to become science fact? Or are transporters, time machines and faster than light travel little more than good ways to move a story along? Fire up your warp engines and join Brooke Gladstone and guests as they try to find the science in science fiction, on the next Talk of the Nation.

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