Book Shambles LIVE Special #1

with Dean Burnett, Helen Czerski, Helen Keen & Ginny Smith

It’s our first ever live episode of Book Shambles! Recorded at QEDCon in Manchester Robin Ince is joined by a panel of top science writers including Dr Dean Burnett, Dr Helen Czerski, Helen Keen and Ginny Smith. They chat about everyone’s own science writing plus the work of Douglas Adams, Oliver Sacks, George RR Martin and lots more. Including sex magic with L. Ron Hubbard…

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Notes: Here is the rotating snake illusion and the Titchener illusion that Ginny mentioned.



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Reading List

Dean Burnett recommends:

The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett

The Star Trek novels of Diane Carey

Becoming Johnny Vegas by Johnny Vegas

Ginny Smith recommends:

How Food Works by Ginny Smith, Sarah Brewer and Joel Levy

How the Body Works by Ginny Smith and others

How Science Works by Ginny Smith and others

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Helen Czerski recommends:

Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

The Earth by Richard Forte

Helen Keen recommends:

The Science of Game of Thrones by Helen Keen

The Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin

The work of Simon R Green

The work of Octavia Butler

Robin recommends:

The Infinite Monkey Cage: How To Build a Universe by Robin Ince and Brian Cox

Room by Evan Donoghue

The work of Douglas Adams

Sex and Rockets: The Occult of Jack Parsons by John Carter

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Making Up the Mind by Chris Frith

The work of Philip K Dick

Nightfall by Isaac Asimov

The writings of Alfred Russel Wallace

Murmers of Doubt by Rebecca Fox

The work of Alan Moore

Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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