Menachem's Seed: Science-in-Fiction


Written By: Carl Djerassi (Professor of ChemistryStanford University)

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Audiobook Summary:Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park may be good science fiction, but it's lousy science-in-fiction. Professor Carl Djerassi, who collaborated in producing the first oral contraceptive, talks about the "science-in-fiction" genre and how it differs from its implausible, inaccurate counterpart. Djerassi also discusses his new novel, Menachem's Seed , the third volume in his science-in-fiction tetralogy (which includes Cantor's Dilemma , 1989; The Bourbaki Gambit , 1994). In Menachem's Seed , the author explores the scientific and moral issues surrounding in-vitro fertilization.