From: William H Breazeale <breazealew**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemistry-oriented science fiction?
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:24:57 -0400
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Maybe someone has mentioned Issac Asimov although I have not seen his name in this connection. You should search his name as he is quite an author. Although he has written a number of books, both fiction and nonfiction, one book stands out in my mind. The book is "The Death Dealers" but I know it as "A Whiff of Death." There are others but this one stands out!

Jack Breazeale

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Oh my dears - what a splendid thread this has been! All these Big Brains, deconstructing comic book characters in detail and sharing favorite books and authors (my hubs is a huge Clive Custler fan) - I can hardly contain my glee. We may all be nerds, but we are about the coolest nerds around.

Thank you, Ralph, for sending us down this particularly delightful rabbit hole.

Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis




Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemistry-oriented science fiction?

I'm thinking about the safety culture presentations I'll be giving next week (better before the presentation than during) and one question that occurred to me is "what examples of science fiction are there that are primarily focused on chemistry and/or chemical safety as a key topic?" I suspect that there are people who are better versed in this literature than I and I'd appreciate examples that come quickly to mind.

I'd also be interested in examples of specific books you may have had as children (age 12 and under) that got you interested in science outside of school.

Thanks for any information on these questions.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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