As a glutton for punishment, I’ve been ignoring the run up to LonCon 3 by running Science for Fiction 2014 yesterday and today. The idea for this is to have an event where writers can hear talks from research scientists and then have plenty of time to discuss the talks and other issues that they might find relevant for their fiction.
This is the fourth time I’ve run Science for Fiction, though there’s been a bit of hiatus the last two years thanks to the London Olympics in 2012 and my commitments to the Royal Society Summer Exhibition in 2013.
This year we have an excellent crop of authors and talks. I certainly leant things yesterday and I expect to learn more today. Topics being covered include:
Star & Planet formation
The Higgs boson
The human microbiome
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
but the discussion goes much further than that!