Historical Novel & Giants of Physics Focus of Sunday’s KAZI Book Review
Tune in Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CST/1:30 p.m. EST to KAZI Book Review for my interviews with Lyndsay Faye, author of THE FATAL FLAME and Paul Halpern, author of EINSTEIN’S DICE AND SCHRODINGERS CAT on KAZI 88.7FM.
THE FATAL FLAME is Lyndsay Faye’s third novel featuring New York policeman Timothy Wilde in 1840s New York City. As in her first two in the series, Faye narrows her focus on a critical social issue of the times. This time, the barriers to women in the work world while her protagonist looks to investigate threats of arson made against an unsavory plant owner. In our interview we discussed the origins of her focus in the novel on the working conditions for women at the time, her obsession with historical details, the development of her protagonist through three novels, and the villains in THE FATAL FLAME.
Lyndsay Faye is the author of two other Timothy Wilde novels, THE GODS OF GOTHAM and SEVEN FOR A SECRET, is a huge Sherlocke Holmes fan, and lives in Harlem.
In Paul Halpern’s new book,EINSTEIN’S DICE AND SCHRÖDINGER’S CAT, he writes about the competition between two Nobel prize winning scientists to create a unified theory of physics the iconic Albert Einstein and the lessor know Erwin Schrodinger. In our interview he discusses the background of the two great minds and the scientific theories they were best known for, the competition between the, to develop a unified theory of the universe, and the media spectacle of Schrodinger’s announcement that he had defeated the Einstein.
Paul Halpern is the author of more than a dozen popular science books including EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE: A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond, and WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH PLUTO? The Story of Pluto’s Adventures with the Planet Club, an illustrated children’s book about what it means to be a planet.