Monday, June 29, 2009


From Nature's special issue on the fate of science journalism:
In an 1894 edition of Nature, [H.G.] Wells wrote of the need to employ what today is called narrative non-fiction: "The fundamental principles of construction that underlie such stories as Poe's 'Murders in the Rue Morgue', or Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' series, are precisely those that should guide a scientific writer." (See Nature 50, 300–301; 1894.)
[Science journalism: Too close for comfort]

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