Gripping Science Tales Need Not Be Science Fiction

Ian McEwan's other books include Solar, For You and On Chesil Beach.

Brian Greene, professor, physics and mathematics, ?Columbia University, ?Co-Founder, World Science Festival?, author, “Icarus at the Edge of Time” (Knopf, 2008)? New York, N.Y.

Lawrence Krauss, ?author, “A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing” (Free Press, 2012), ?director, The Origins Project?, Arizona State University, ?Tempe, Ariz.

Ian McEwan, ?ovelist?, author, “Atonement” (2001), “Saturday” (2005), “Solar” (2010)? London, England

When does a story about science become science fiction? Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss and theoretical physicist Brian Greene discuss how to spin a yarn about string theory or the Big Bang, without hyping the science. And novelist Ian McEwan, whose books touch on neurosurgery and quantum field theory, talks about what science offers to fiction.

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