Science As Literature: A Talk With Richard Preston

By Carl Zimmer | August 31, 2008 11:39 am

Recently I had the chance to talk to Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone and other memorable books and articles. I was curious to learn how he reports his remarkable stories, getting inside the heads of scientists doing very bizarre work. Here’s our conversation, courtesy of

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Talks, Writing Elsewhere

Comments (2)

  1. Excellent. Scary. I live near those hemlock trees! I’m new to these interviews and look forward to more. Wonderful format.


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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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