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Best and Worst Science in Movies

Last week Smithsonian.com posted two articles by Megan Gambino on the top 5 “Science Done Right” and “Science Done Wrong” movies.  This is a topic near and dear to me, though the focus here at ScienceThrillers.com is novels not movies. … Continue reading

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Best thrillers for geeks (holiday science gifts #2)

Amazon.com Widgets ‘Tis the season for cold nights, warm blankets, hot mugs, and sizzling books.  Looking for a suitable gift idea for the geek in your life?  ScienceThrillers is here to help with a series of posts on geek gifts. … Continue reading

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The Science of Michael Crichton

If you’re a Michael Crichton fan and want to learn more about fact versus fiction in his science thrillers, this is the book for you.  The Science of Michael Crichton: An unauthorized exploration into the real science behind the fictional … Continue reading

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Mythbusting Thriller Science: Space bacteria #3 (Crichton’s Andromeda Strain)

Should we be afraid of space germs? In previous posts, Crichton’s “myth” that bacteria could survive in space and travel to earth (possibly from another world) was CONFIRMED.  In The Andromeda Strain, the microbes that land in the Arizona desert … Continue reading

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Mythbusting Thriller Science: Space bacteria #2 (Crichton’s Andromeda Strain)

In The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton posits the existence of space-dwelling bacteria that can also survive on earth. In my previous post, part one of this science thriller myth was CONFIRMED.  Given what we now know about the adaptability of … Continue reading

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Mythbusting thriller science: Space bacteria #1 (Crichton’s Andromeda Strain)

Fans of science and medical thrillers expect to read some technical stuff.  We love the lingo (“CMP plus diff, ABG, and tox screen, stat!”) even if we don’t have a clue what it actually means.  A good science thriller is … Continue reading

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