07/25/2014

The SciFri Book Club Introduces Dune

17:21 minutes

Illustration by John Schoenherr
Illustration by John Schoenherr

After a hiatus, the SciFri Book Club is back! The concept is simple: Read a great science or sci-fi book, and discuss it with authors, scientists, and your fellow SciFri listeners on-air and online. This summer, we’re reading Frank Herbert’s ecological epic Dune. Join sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist and theoretical physicist Sara Imari Walker as they help kick off the club with an introduction to Herbert’s “Duniverse.” And keep up with Book Club happenings here.

And the first 20 people with U.S. mailing addresses who complete this form below will get a copy of the book, courtesy of Powell’s Books!

Segment Guests

Kim Stanley Robinson

Sci-Fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson is author of Aurora (Orbit 2015), among others. He lives in Davis, California.

Sara Imari Walker

Sara Imari Walker is an astrobiologist, theoretical physicist, and assistant professor at the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for Science Friday. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.

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About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for Science Friday. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.

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