Professor Jim Al-Khalili

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Renowned physicist and broadcaster Prof Jim Al-Khalili has just written his first work of fiction, the sci-fi novel Sunfall. So he joins Robin and Bec in studio to talk about what that experience was like, making sure the science is right in fiction, favourite sci-fi authors and much more.

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Reading List

Jim recommends:

Life on the Edge by Jim Al-Khalili

The work of Arthur C Clarke

The work of Isaac Asimov

The work of Robert Heinlein

The Born-Einstein Letters by Albert Einstein and Max Born

The work of Richard Feynman

The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Robin recommends:

Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed by Jim Al-Khalili

Sunfall by Jim Al-Khalili

Regeneration by Pat Barker

The Ghost Road by Pat Barker

Artemis by Andy Weir

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

July 20 2019 by Arthur C Clarke

The work JG Ballard

The work of Margaret Atwood

The work of Kazuo Ishiguro

Bec recommends:

Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Grant Naylor

Better Than Life by Grant Naylor

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

God is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler

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