08/22/2014

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Dune’

17:38 minutes

Join sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist and theoretical physicist Sara Imari Walker as the SciFri Book Club wraps up its discussion of Frank Herbert’s ecological epic, Dune. Is Dune actually Earth projected thousands of years into the future? Could we ever have human computers like Herbert’s “mentats”? It’s all up for debate when the SciFri Book Club talks Dune.

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

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