Archive | May, 2014

Shevek: A Realistic Scientist in Science-Fiction?

Is Shevek in Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed one of the few realistic scientists in science fiction? I’ve been a fan of Le Guin’s writing since a colleague suggested I would enjoy The Left Hand of Darkness, and when I told her I had, she immediately recommended The Dispossessed. Since then, I’ve recommended those two […]

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Bloghop: Next Participant is Barbara Riddle-Dvorak

Barbara Riddle-Dvorak, author of The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke, will be the next writer to participate in this bloghop. Barbara is a biochemist who has made her living in variety of occupations including filmwriter. She is currently working on a movie adaptation of her novel and a memoir about growing up in Greenwich Village […]

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