WWWTP? – Sci-Fi Classic EditionSeptember 17th, 2012
It’s time to start attacking the ChemBark mailbag. Let’s begin with this little gem sent in by Excimer:
I’m currently reading the sci-fi classic series Cities in Flight by James Blish, and hooray! there’s organic chemistry in it. Unfortunately, it looks like this.
Indeed. You’ve gotta love the: (i) Texas carbon, (ii) doubly-bonded hydrogen, and (iii) calcium–carbon bonds. I guess this sci-fi classic is heavier on the fiction than the science.