Join the SciFri Book Club This Summer

This August, the SciFri Book Club reads Tracy Kidder’s love letter to computer engineers, “The Soul of a New Machine.” Here’s how to participate.

The SciFri Book Club is back in session! Last winter, we ventured deep into the gnat-infested Amazon jungle with David Grann’s tale of Victorian-era exploration, The Lost City of Z. This time, the only bugs are in the hardware. Join us as we read Tracy Kidder’s true story of computer engineering heroism, The Soul of a New Machine.

How do I participate?

(1) Get a copy of the book and start reading!

Powell’s Books is offering The Soul of a New Machine for 30 percent off, if you use this LINK. As you read, share your thoughts on Soul by using our hashtag, #SciFriBookClub, or by posting in the comments below.

(2) Meet the engineers profiled in Soul during our Google Hangout, Wednesday, August 19th at 6 p.m. E.T.

(3) Live in the NYC area? Join us for a meet-up and discussion with The Soul of a New Machine author Tracy Kidder on Monday, August 24th.

Learn more about our meet-up and reserve your spot, HERE.

And finally,

(4) Join our wrap-up discussion of The Soul of a New Machine by calling in to the broadcast on Friday, August 28th.

Questions about the club? Post ‘em in the comments below, or email

Happy Reading!

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About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.