“Science and Science Fiction: An Interview with Paul Davies” – Illuminated Manuscript

This illuminated manuscript-inspired version of “Science and Science Fiction: An Interview with Paul Davies” was created by Roy Wasson Valle, an Arizona-based printmaker, sculptor, painter, illustrator…and Arizona State University alum! You can see more of Roy’s work on Instagram, and follow him on Twitter.

The interview with Davies, who is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, chair of the SETI Post-Detection Science and Technology Taskgroup, and director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University, was originally published in our anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future.

Check out the interview below, or download it here – it’s free to read and share! Learn more about the manuscript at Slate’s Future Tense channel.

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Text: Copyright © 2014 Ed Finn and Paul Davies
Art: Copyright © 2014 Roy Wasson Valle
Reprint permission from William Morrow/HarperCollins


One response to ““Science and Science Fiction: An Interview with Paul Davies” – Illuminated Manuscript”

  1. […] “The truth is,” said Davies, “you get more out of people by having a race or a competition than you do asking them to cooperate. It says something about human nature, and it’s true of individuals and it’s true of nations. It’s well known that if you want to achieve something, a million-dollar budget, and it’s not enough, it’s a ten-million-dollar project, you create a million-dollar prize-now I’m thinking the X Prize. It’s a great way to get people to go to Mars: Give them a prize.“ […]

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