Friday, August 27, 2004
Philip Pullman on the science of fiction
Good little piece, though I am so obsessed with this topic that I was disappointed to see him not talk about why science is such a fascinating and essential body of knowledge for novelists. Of all the science writers he mentions, I think the one I like the most is V. S. Ramachandran, whose Phantoms in the Brain is one of the most remarkable books I have ever read. But all that stuff is great.