Sunday, April 24, 2016

From Prefaces - 2

Kip Thorne in the preface of The Science of Interstellar:

As a child and later as a teenager, I was motivated to become a scientist by reading science fiction by Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and others, and popular science books by Asimov and the physicist George Gamow. To them I owe so much. I've long wanted to repay that debt by passing their message on to the next generation....I've had a half-century-long career as a scientist. It's been joyously fun(most of the time), and has given me a powerful perspective on our world and the universe.