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Women scientists in fiction

Karen Wheless wheless at sunchem.chem.uga.edu
Sun Jun 25 18:23:45 EST 1995

>The Bourkaki Gambit (Djerassi) has a female professor of molecular
>biophysics as a main character.   I'm still trying to find a copy in the UK.

Although this book is written from the point of view of a male 
biochemist, there are three important female characters - a professor, a 
grad student and a historian who is fascinated by science and scientists.  
The story revolves around a group of older scientists, who, facing retirement, 
decide to work on some new and exciting research and publish it 
anonymously.  Even though all of the female characters are seen through 
the hero's eyes, the author has a lot to say about women in science, as 
well as the "culture" of scientists.  This book is just out in hardback 
in the US.  

Thanks for the list, Alison!


        Karen Wheless              "Art is I, science is we."
 wheless at sunchem.chem.uga.edu              Claude Bernard

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