The Science Focus Book Club: August 2020

In August 2020, members of the Science Focus Book Club read Sunfall by Jim Al-Khalili.

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What next?

  1. Head over to Facebook and join our dedicated group
  2. Let us know you’re going to be reading with us and tweet using the hashtag #SFBookClub
  3. Share a picture on Instagram of you reading Sunfall
  4. Send us your questions for Jim through our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
  5. Tune in to a live Facebook Q&A session with Jim and Science Focus at 12:00 BST, Thursday 3 September

Professor Jim Al-Khalili is a broadcaster, author and theoretical physicist – and a firm favourite of us all here at BBC Science Focus. He’s written a number of popular science books, but we’ve chosen this month to read Sunfall, his debut novel. 

It’s 2041, and the world is forever changed when the Earth’s magnetic field begins to die. As it fails, so too does our protection from the deadly radiation in space.

All the science in the novel, from the futuristic technology to the apocalyptic event, are based on real science, as we understand it now. It’s a thrilling read, and I’m looking forward to discussing it all with you. – Amy Barrett, editorial assistant

Can’t wait for our Q&A with Jim? Listen back to his episodes of the Science Focus Podcast: