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Sci Friday: Scientist Fiction


~post by Tommy

Science Fiction has counted among it’s collection of authors some of the greatest writers of all time. Jules Verne, Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and many more have pushed the boundaries of mankind’s imagination and made Science Fiction a wonderfully complex and unique genre. However, there have been authors who bring more than the outlook of a writer to their work. Some of Science Fiction’s best and most interesting names have also been scientists, and have used their scientific background to ground their works in scientific fact.

One of these scientist authors was Isaac Asimov who was a respected professor of bio chemistry at Boston University in addition to being one of the great Sci Fi writers. He is most well known for his books on robotics and artificial intelligence, which is fairly far afield of bio chemistry. Asimov imagined a future in which man had turned to…

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