Summer Sci-Fi Must Reads: Writer Kim Stanley Robinson Talks About His Latest Book, 2312 & More!
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
It's time to make your summer reading list! Esther and Annalee share their must read list of sci-fi books! Plus we talk with celebrated science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson about great reading, writing and more.
It's summer, so that means summer reading list! Check out our top picks for can't miss sci-fi !
io9: We Come From the Future is a news show about science, entertainment and culture from a tomorrow that you wish you lived in today. Annalee Newitz, editor in chief of io9, and Esther Inglis Arkell, io9 writer, cover science fiction and science fact in a studio format with segments including Esther Gets Experimental, Ask a Scientist, Tragic Trailer, Doom of the Week, Trivia Quiz and This is Awesome. The show will feature field segments and interviews with scientists, experts, and authors. In a whimsical yet authentic format, Annalee and Esther will explain weird and interesting science, feature interesting material from the web, discuss popular culture in reviewing books, tv, and film, and perform fantastic experiments.
Eric Rosburough has tasked us with discovering the title a long lost book. All he can tell us is:
"There was this book I read when I was younger in the 90's. There's humans and, in another dimension, a race of beings who are liquid-like. I believe they mate by merging together, and when three merge together they become a solid figure. Humans learned how to communicate with this dimension by something like a particle accelerator. People would send tiny bits of atoms, or some other material, through the dimension rift. Please help me find this book!"