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Not sure that this will actually broadcast today. Indeed it is 9:40 a.m. & I don’t think WCAI has power yet thanks to Tropical Storm Irene. However, here is the list for our pre-recorded show on Science Fiction & novels that teach you something about science. I have actually posted an extended list of my choices, as we ran out of time before I could mention them all! If you have a favorite sci-fi title or a novel that taught you something about science, please post your comment! As we pre-recorded this, there are no listener comments, so we’d love your suggestions here!

Wednesday Morning Update! The show did not broadcast on Monday, but is broadcasting today at 9:30 & again at 7:30, you can also listen to the podcast at www.capeandislands.org. Remember, because we were pre-recorded, we didn’t get any reader suggestions. So please leave your suggestions in the comments box!

Melanie’s List

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Next, The Terminal Man and Prey all by Michael Crichton
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Tunnel Vision by Gary Braver
Still Alice and Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Jill’s List

100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novelsby Stephen E. Andrews and Nick Rennison
Brave New Words: the Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction edited by Jeff Prucher
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: themes, works, and wonders edited by Gary Westfahl with an introduction by Neil Gaiman

The Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Blackout by Connie Willis
Passage by Connie Willis
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
Ship Fever & Other Stories by Andrea Barrett
Angels & Insects by A. S. Byatt
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers
Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

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1. Maria | Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

Nice post! Totally agree about Serenity and Batman Begins..Both were great.Did you catch Aeon Flux? That was prttey good too..

2. Jill | Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Thanks, Karen, for your comment. I haven’t heard of the Steerswoman series before, but will definitely check it out! Hope you find some sci-fi readers that would like to join you for your discussion of “The Man in the High Castle”.

3. Karen | Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

The Steerswoman series by Rosemary Kirstein has a lot about the scientific method.  A group of women in a quasi-medieval world piecing together information about their world, starting with a strange new metal found in a field.

By the way, our sf group at the Falmouth Library is meeting 7pm Monday Sept 19 to discuss The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.

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