Aug. 12, 2015

SciFri Book Club Meet-Up

by Christian Skotte

Meet the author of The Soul of a New Machine at Google's New York City headquarters.

Aug. 07, 2015

Join the SciFri Book Club This Summer

by Annie Minoff

This August, the SciFri Book Club reads Tracy Kidder’s love letter to computer engineers, "The Soul of a New Machine." Here’s how to participate.

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Aug. 06, 2015

March of the Computers

by Tracy Kidder

An excerpt from The Soul of a New Machine, by Tracy Kidder.

Feb. 05, 2015

SciFri Book Club: David Grann Answers Your Questions

by Annie Minoff

The Lost City of Z author David Grann answers questions from SciFri Book Club readers.

Jan. 23, 2015

Join the SciFri Book Club LIVE in NYC

by Annie Minoff

The SciFri Book Club calls its first in-person meeting to order, at New York City's Explorers Club.

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Jan. 15, 2015

The SciFri Book Club Searches for Lost Cities

by Annie Minoff

Journey into the Amazonian jungle with David Grann's The Lost City of Z.

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Dec. 17, 2014

SciFri Book Club: Vote for a Book to Beat the Winter Blues

by Annie Minoff

Help the SciFri Book Club pick its next book.

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Aug. 15, 2014

Dune Discussion Question: Week #4

by Annie Minoff

The fourth and final discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.

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Aug. 13, 2014

Share Your Favorite 'Dune' Quote

by Annie Minoff

Record yourself reading your favorite quote from "Dune," and share it with SciFri.

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Aug. 08, 2014

Dune Discussion Question: Week #3

by Annie Minoff

The third discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.

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Aug. 05, 2014

Meet the 'Dune' Readers: Kim Stanley Robinson and Sara Imari Walker

by Annie Minoff

Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist and theoretical physicist Sara Imari Walker talk about returning to Frank Herbert’s Dune Planet.

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Aug. 01, 2014

‘Dune’ Pic: What’s this Mouse Got to Do With Paul Muad’Dib?

by Annie Minoff

Ecologist Ned Dochtermann explains why the kangaroo mouse makes a perfect namesake for Dune’s hero, Paul Muad’Dib.

Aug. 01, 2014

'Dune' Discussion Question: Week #2

by Annie Minoff

The second discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.

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Jul. 30, 2014

What 'Dune' Art Says About Life on Earth

by Becca Cudmore

John Schoenherr's extraterrestrial illustrations piqued the curiosity of a well-known science journalist: Carl Zimmer.

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Jul. 25, 2014

Dune Discussion Question: Week #1

by Annie Minoff

The first discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.

Jul. 21, 2014

The SciFri Book Club Reads Dune

by Annie Minoff

This summer’s pick is a bona fide science fiction classic: Frank Herbert’s ecological epic Dune.

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May. 01, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Walk

by Annette Heist

Get ready to trail along with writer Bill Bryson.

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Jan. 29, 2013

February Book Club Pick: Gorillas in the Mist

by Annette Heist

Dian Fossey's memoir of her work with the gorillas is next on our reading list.

Jan. 25, 2013

SciFri Book Club Open Thread: The Andromeda Strain

by Leslie Taylor

Here are some ideas to get the conversation started.

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Jan. 03, 2013

SciFri Book Club Catches 'The Andromeda Strain'

by Annette Heist

The Michael Crichton classic tops the reading list.

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Nov. 06, 2012

SciFri Book Club Has 'The Right Stuff'

by Annette Heist

The Tom Wolfe classic is on the reading list this month.

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Oct. 26, 2012

SciFri Book Club Open Thread -- "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

by Leslie Taylor

Today the SciFri Book Club will talk about Nobel Prize­-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman's book "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman." What did you think of the book?

Oct. 05, 2012

SciFri Book Club's October Pick

by Annette Heist

Here's what we're "falling" for this month.

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Sep. 21, 2012

SciFri Book Club Open Thread -- Let's Talk about 'Flatland'

by Leslie Taylor

Hi SciFri Book Club members! We want to hear what you thought of the book.

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Sep. 20, 2012

Preface to 'The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions'

by Ian Stewart

Just as Euclid’s plane is embedded in the surrounding richness of three-dimensional space, so Flatland is embedded in rich veins of history and science.

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Aug. 31, 2012

September SciFri Book Club: And the Winner Is...

by Annette Heist

Here's what we're reading...

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Aug. 27, 2012

Cast Your Vote: SciFri Book Club September Pick

by Annette Heist

The Science Friday Book Club will meet again on September 21, 2012. We’ve decided to tackle another classic this month, but we need your help making our final selection.

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Aug. 09, 2012

Anxiety Personified: An Excerpt from 'Monkey Mind'

by Daniel Smith

'Monkey Mind' is the Science Friday Book Club's August pick.

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Jul. 20, 2012

SciFri Book Club's August Pick: Monkey Mind

by Annette Heist

A new memoir about anxiety is our next pick.

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Jul. 10, 2012

Listeners Weigh in on 'Silent Spring'

by Leslie Taylor

The Science Friday Book Club met for the first time last week to talk about Rachel Carson’s classic book, "Silent Spring." If you missed the show (or you’re eager for more book talk) we've compiled some tweets and comments from listeners, along with some links we like.

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Jul. 02, 2012

SciFri Book Club Talks Silent Spring

by Annette Heist

A look at the Rachel Carson classic, 50 years later.

Jun. 22, 2012

SciFri Book Club: What We'll Read

by Leslie Taylor

It's time to head out to the library or your favorite book store and pick up a copy of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.

Jun. 13, 2012

Take These Science Books to the Beach

by Leslie Taylor

Not all beach reads are spy novels or space operas. Science Friday is hosting a science book club, and our fans recommended these science-related books. Have suggestions? Leave them in the comments.

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May. 31, 2012

The Science Friday Book Club

by Annette Heist

We’ll choose one book a month, give you some time to read it, and then talk about it on the air. What do you want to read?

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