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Science in Fiction Project


The Science in Fiction Project

Are you a science geek? Do you like reading about science in fiction? By science in fiction, don’t I mean “science fiction”? Not necessarily. Science fiction is usually speculative, whereas by science in fiction, I mean science that is written about in a realistic setting and manner.

Michelle of 1 More Chapter is hosting this unique, perpetual challenge to read an undetermined number of books which revolve around science. She has started a blog devoted to the Science in Fiction Project where readers can find ideas for their reading and post links to their reviews.

I’ll be tracking my reading for this project here on my blog with ratings and links to reviews; and as I find books I might want to read, I’ll be listing them below. Books read are highlighted in blue (I have included books read in 2007).

  1. The Story of Forgetting, by Stefan Merrill Block (Familial Alzheimer’s Disease; Genetics) – read March 14, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review.
  2. The Echo Maker, by Richard Powers (Bird Migration; Migratory Memory) – read September 6, 2007; rated 4.5/5 ; read my review.
  3. Fatal Voyage, by Kathy Reichs (Forensic Science) – read December 3, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review.
  4. The Sister, by Poppy Adams (Entomology) – read April 7, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review.
  5. People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks (Book Conservation, Book Making, Art/Pigments) – read July 4, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review.
  6. Finding Nouf, by Zoe Ferraris (Forensic Science) – read July 24, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.
  7. Intuition, by Allegra Goodman (Medical Science)
  8. Brazzaville Beach, by William Boyd (Ecology)
  9. Seaside Pleasures, by Anne Lingard (Oceanography)
  10. Crow Lake, by Mary Lawson (Zoology)
  11. Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver (Biology)
  12. Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck (Marine Biology)


  1. April 7, 2008    

    I don’t do reading challenges, but I was looking over your list and just wanted to mention that Intuition is probably the best book I’ve read so far this year; there’s a review on my blog if you’re interested.

    Good luck with yet another challenge!

  2. April 9, 2008    

    Hi Wendy! I really, really liked Crow Lake, I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

  3. April 10, 2008    

    Katie: It is always good to hear when someone likes a book you are going to read! I’ll be posting a review here once I read it.

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