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    • John Clute interview, 1996

    • Science fiction - Dictionaries
    • John Clute discusses his book, “The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z.” He begins by explaining the differences between the genres of science fiction and fantasy. He describes that many writers look backwards to ancient...
    • Michael Shermer interview

    • Science - Miscellanea; Science - Philosophy
    • Michael Shermer discusses his book, “Science Friction.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of essays that explore the barriers and biases that both plaque and fuel science. In these essays he faces such questions as: how does...
    • Fritjof Capra interview, 2008

    • Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc; Scientists - Italy - History - To 1500 - Biography; Scientists - Italy - History - 16th century - Biography; Science, Renaissance
    • Fritjof Capra discusses his biography, “The Science of Leonardo.” He begins by telling about the early life of Leonardo da Vinci and how he was an illegitimate child and a student of the artist Verrocchio. Leonardo was not allowed to attend...
    • Norman Spinrad interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Norman Spinrad discusses his science fiction novel, “Child of Fortune.” He begins by talking about his main character: a young woman who must travel from planet to planet working as a prostitute. Spinrad describes that he decided to write a...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2007

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American; Science fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Now and Forever.” He begins by explaining that this book is a compilation of two of his older novellas, “Somewhere a Band is Playing” and “Leviathan ’99.” He talks about how Katherine Hepburn and...
    • Sam Weller interview

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Science fiction, American - History and criticism; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Sam Weller and Ray Bradbury discuss Weller's book, "The Bradbury Chronicles." Weller, a professor at Columbia College, Chicago, teaches a class on the life and works of Ray Bradbury. His book is a biography on the life and work of author, Ray...
    • J. Robert Beyster interview, 2008

    • Science Applications International Corporation; High technology industries - Management; High technology industries - United States; Employee ownership - United States; Engineering firms - United States - History
    • J. Robert Beyster discusses his book, “The SAIC Solution.” He begins by explaining that he was a nuclear physicist who started the employee-owned Science Applications International Corporation. The business allowed PhD scientists to do...
    • Steven Kotler interview

    • Spiritual life; Lyme disease - Patients - United States - Biography; Surfers - United States - Biography; Kotler, Steven, 1967 - Travel
    • Steven Kotler discusses his book, “West of Jesus.” He begins by sharing the story of his struggle with Lyme disease and its effect on him spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Kotler explains how it was this struggle that led him to take up...
    • Jerry Pournelle interview, 1993 January

    • Science fiction, American; Extraterrestrial beings - Fiction; Space flight - Fiction
    • Jerry Pournelle discusses the novel he co-wrote with Larry Niven, “The Gripping Hand.” He begins by explaining that the book is a sequel to their best-selling science fiction novel, “The Mote in God’s Eye.” He talks about previous books...
    • Daniel Levitin interview, 2006 November

    • Music - Psychological aspects
    • Daniel Levitin discusses his book, “This is your Brain on Music.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the nature of hearing and the making of music. The book is a study of why music affects people so deeply and goes to great pains to...
    • Irving Dardik interview

    • Health; Physical fitness; Mind and body
    • Irving Dardik discusses his book, “Quantum Fitness.” He begins by explaining his position as the Chairman of the Olympic Sports Committee. He travels the country and trains Olympic athletes in science and medicine. The book uses relaxation...
    • Mary O'Hara-Devereaux interview, 2005

    • Twenty-first century - Forecasts; Social change - Forecasting; Civilization, Modern - 1950 - Forecasting; Social institutions - Forecasting; Information society - Forecasting; High technology - Social aspects - Forecasting; Technological...
    • Nancy O'Hara-Devereaux discusses her book, "Navigating the Badlands: Thriving in the Decade of Radical Transformation." The book is about the current global economy and where it is going and the use of past and current business techniques. She...
    • Judith Merkle Riley interview, 1994 June

    • Witches - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Paris (France) - History - Louis XIV, 1643-1715 - Fiction
    • Judith Merkle Riley discusses her novel, “The Oracle Glass.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a network of women in the 17th century who relied on their oracle powers to tell people’s futures. She discusses her job as a...
    • Jared Diamond interview, 1993 January

    • Human evolution; Social evolution; Nature - Effect of human beings on
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The book encompasses the history of evolution from the Neanderthals, "tree of human life," and "last first contact." He writes that humans are...
    • Barbara Goldsmith interview, 2005

    • Curie, Marie, 1867-1934; Chemists - Poland - Biography; Women chemists - Poland - Biography
    • Barbara Goldsmith discusses her book, “Obsessive Genius.” She begins by explaining that her book is part of Norton’s Great Discoveries Series, and she wrote about the life of Marie Curie and her discovery of radioactivity. Goldsmith talks...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his collection of short stories entitled, "Bradbury Stories." He begins by explaining that he chose the one-hundred stories in the collection with the help of his editors because he has such an extensive collection of work....
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2002

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance,” and Jerry Weist’s biography of him, “Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor.” Martinson begins by reading an excerpt from “Let’s All Kill Constance.” ...
    • Leslie Silbert interview

    • Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593 - Fiction; Women private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Renaissance - England - London - Fiction; Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-1603 - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Leslie Silbert discusses her novel, “The Intelligencer.” She begins by explaining the life of Christopher Marlowe, a theater actor and spy who lived in the late 16th century. She says that her book is about old manuscripts that must be...
    • Paul Erdman interview, 1987 February

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Paul Erdman discusses his novel, “The Panic of ’89.” He begins by explaining that the book is a fictional account of what would happen if Mexico and Brazil stopped paying the United States and lowered oil prices. He talks about how he...

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