Prisoners of Gravity

Season 5 Episode 8

Medicine & Nanotechnology

Aired Monday 7:30 PM Dec 01, 1993 on TVO

Episode Recap

Commander Rick, feeling a little under the weather this week, examines the future of medicine with his guests science fiction authors Frederik Pohl (Gateway), Nancy Kress ("The Mountain to Mohammed"), and science fact writer Joel Davis, whose book, Mapping The Code, explores the Human Genome Project. Then Commander Rick examines nanotechnology--the building of cell-sized machines that practice medicine from inside the human body--with Steven Barnes (co-author, The Barsoom Project), Tony Daniel (Warpath), Ian McDonald (Necroville), Michael Skeet ("Relics"), Dave Smeds ("Suicidal Tendencies"), John Clute (co-editor, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction), and Greg Bear (Blood Music), the first Science Fiction author to explore this new frontier.