Jennifer Rohn & Neal Stephenson (2012 event)

Science fiction writing is readily dismissed as mindless escapism but in fact it is a hugely influential and creative genre, able to critique our society and inspire our scientists. New York Times bestseller Neal Stephenson discusses the importance of science fiction on science fact with Jennifer Rohn, of University College London and author of in, an event chaired by Pippa Goldschmidt and recorded live at the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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