Saturday, May 16, 2009

What is Eugenie Samuel Reich reading?

This weekend's featured contributor to Writers Read: Eugenie Samuel Reich, author the newly released Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World. She is also a former editor at New Scientist. She has written for Nature, New Scientist, and The Boston Globe, and is known for her hard hitting reports on irregular science.

Among the early praise for Plastic Fantastic:
"Eugenie Samuel Reich offers an inside look into how the scientific establishment deals with human imperfection. Plastic Fantastic is a transfixing cautionary tale of how easily wrongdoers can hide and thrive in modern science."
—Jörg Blech, author of Inventing Disease and Pushing Pills

"In a warts 'n all expose of the scientific process, Eugenie Reich investigates the world's greatest scientific fraud. Fascinating, startling and highly readable. If you thought science was as pure as the driven snow, prepare to be shocked."
—Justin Mullins, consultant editor, New Scientist

“A riveting tale of scientific detective work, and a story about an important issue in science that is often overlooked. A well researched page-turner.”
—Amir Aczel, author of Fermat’s Last Theorem
Learn more about Plastic Fantastic and the author's other work at Eugenie Samuel Reich's website.

Find out what Eugenie Samuel Reich has been reading at Writers Read.

--Marshal Zeringue