The Interplay of Science and Science Fiction From Star Trek to The Day After Tomorrow, how do science fiction writers use science to shape their stories? And how are scientists influenced by science fiction?

Guests:

Octavia E. Butler
Science fiction writer
*Winner, MacArthur Fellowship
*Hugo Award Winner, Nebula Award Winner
*Author of Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents

Lawrence M. Krauss
*Theoretical physicist, Case Western Reserve University
*Author of The Physics of Star Trek and Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth... and Beyond

David Brin
*Scientist amd writer
*Nebula Award Winner, Hugo Award winner
*Author of The Life Eaters, Kiln People The Transparent Society
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From Star Trek to The Day After Tomorrow, how do science fiction writers use science to shape their stories? And how are scientists influenced by science fiction?

Guests:

Octavia E. Butler
Science fiction writer
*Winner, MacArthur Fellowship
*Hugo Award Winner, Nebula Award Winner
*Author of Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents

Lawrence M. Krauss
*Theoretical physicist, Case Western Reserve University
*Author of The Physics of Star Trek and Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth... and Beyond

David Brin
*Scientist amd writer
*Nebula Award Winner, Hugo Award winner
*Author of The Life Eaters, Kiln People The Transparent Society