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Bookshelf: BIOLOGY RUN AMOK! Teaches Science Facts With Schlock Films

In the introduction to his new book, Biology Run Amok!: The Life Science Lessons of Science Fiction Cinema, Mark C. Glassy makes the point that it’s “very important to realize that the art of storytelling may be at odds with scientific accuracy.” As he goes on to point out, “plot often trumps science, but science can also improve the storyline.” The 22 essays within the pages of Biology Run Amok! were originally published in Scary Monsters magazine between 2010-16, and four of them were nominated for “Best Article” in the Rondo Awards. Glassy, a cancer immunologist at the University of
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