The Science Behind the First Science-Fiction Novel
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 787 , Segment 2
Episode: James Smithson
- Dec 15, 2020 8:00 pm
- 28:12 mins
The years before Mary Shelley published "Frankenstein" saw huge leaps in our understanding of natural sciences, and many of the most popular experiments, lecturers, and science gossip made its way into Shelley’s famous novel. Kathryn Harkup, a chemist herself, talks about the science fact behind the science fiction. Guest: Kathryn Harkup, chemist and author of “Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein"