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Fiction Lab - March 2016

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme.

Jenny Rohn

Event description

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you're an interested reader who has something to say, then come along.The format of Fiction Lab is simple. All you need to do is check this webpage for the book choice, read the book beforehand and then drop into the Ri to discuss it with other fiction lovers.Fiction Lab will be held in theLibrary this month. Admission is free and there is no need to book tickets in advance.

This month's book

I Am Because You Are, edited by Pippa Goldschmidt and Tania Hershman

 

In November 1915 Albert Einstein published his now world-famous General Theory of Relativity. It made key predictions around gravity's influence in space and time. It introduced to physics new concepts around the curvature of space, the passage of time, the bending of light, black holes and the behaviour of bodies in freefall. I Am Because You Are is a timely collection of new fiction and non-fiction from novelists and science writers, all inspired by the theme of General Relativity. Each contributor treats the subject in their own unique way. The results are charming, witty, sometimes challenging but always accessible, presenting complex science themes in imaginative, easy-to-understand and highly entertaining ways. Contributors include novelists Andrew Crumey, Dilys Rose and Neil Williamson, alongside popular science writers like Pedro Ferreira, Jo Dunkley, Lance Miller and David Tong.