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This is the very first book I remember buying on my own.

 

Star Surgeon, by Alan Nourse

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Sur...Nourse/dp/1598180657

 

It probably cost me 35 cents, most of my weekly allowance.  LOL

 

It has now been free on the Internet for SIX YEARS.

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/files.../18492-h/18492-h.htm

 

The computer and Internet situation is way different from what it was just ten years ago. 

 

I recently found that Hugo Gernsback was advocating science fiction as a method to learn science 80 years ago.  The Hugo Award for science fiction is named after him.

 

 I finally got an educator to check out and respond to this:

 

Omnilingual (1957) by H. Beam Piper
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/...pipers-qomnilingualq
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/308/omnilingual
http://librivox.org/omnilingual-by-h-beam-piper/

 

Just finished listening to the radio story. This is science gold! I will go back and read the text but quite enjoyed the experience of listening to the audio version. Fascinating how they found their Rosetta stone upon the walls of a classroom. Now we need to to unpack the story so that we can use it in the classroom, perhaps first by writing up a teaching guide that builds upon the history and science ideas. I think what also works is that the author has kept it quite believable, clearly drawing upon how scientists really work rather than popular fiction. Thank you for sharing this.

 

There is more science in that short story than in all of the Harry Potter books which are SIXTY TIMES as long.  It is not how much you read it is what you read.  The problem is finding what is worth reading.

 

Black Man's Burden by Mack Reynolds
http://sfgospel.typepad.com/sf...ia-and-progress.html
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/4826/black-man-s-burden

Border, Breed Nor Birth, by Dallas McCord Reynolds
http://www.readbookonline.net/read/44240/93267/

 

The Google Nexus tablet is about to change the tablet market.  The 3rd graders are going to have to deal with a totally different world in ten years.  Dould the higher education market be completely different because the Internet and cheap computers gave it a body slam.  Is it way over priced now.  Plus if grade school kids can find the GOOD BOOKS really cheap now, maybe college won't seem so impressive in ten years.

 

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