The Writer’s Center welcomes author Joram Piatigorsky, in conversation with editor Lucy Chumbley, as they explore the themes in Science Fantasies, Joram’s novel trilogy, including the role of imagination in life, writing, and science; the nature of success and failure; thoughts as physical substance; and the impact of unintended consequences on legacy.
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About the Book
The stories span more than a century and the three science careers of highly original thinkers. In Jellyfish Have Eyes, Ricardo starts the family epic by positing that jellyfish may hold the key to understanding evolution. His fate is a harsh one, perhaps too harsh. His great-grandson, Roger, wonders if thoughts might be spread by particles, like viruses. Before he can move his hypothesis forward, his ideas are embraced by an unexpected — and not entirely welcome — audience. Roger’s beloved granddaughter, Regina, is bitten by the science bug, and is determined to prove that her antecedents’ research was legitimate stepping stones in scientific development. Along the way, she will come to understand we all have many stories to tell and many places to dwell.
Joram Piatigorsky is a prominent molecular biologist and eye researcher, major Inuit art collector and writer, and son of renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky and Jacqueline de Rothschild. He is the author of the book Gene Sharing and Evolution, the Jellyfish Have Eyes novel trilogy, a memoir The Speed of Dark, collections of short stories The Open Door and Notes Going Underground, and an essay collection Truth and Fantasy. To learn more: joramp.com