Science Writing

Some writers have a knack for explaining science to a popular audience. It's a balancing act, where the writer treads a shifting line printed alongside the word "patronizing", and it's not an easy thing to do. Books that tread this line fed my fascination with science from an early age, and I strongly considered going … Continue reading Science Writing

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Asimov’s Robots and Empire (and how to read it)

Inspired by historian Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy tells the story of a future humanity, and a small group of scientists struggling to maintain their galactic civilization over hundreds of years. Even though Asimov never quite completed the series, the story--set millennia in … Continue reading Asimov’s Robots and Empire (and how to read it)