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Author photo. At TED conference 2009-02-06. Photo by Bill Holsinger-Robinson.

At TED conference 2009-02-06. Photo by Bill Holsinger-Robinson.

Mary Roach: LibraryThing Author Interview

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Mary Roach writes funny, yet deeply researched non-fiction books on topics such as cadavers (Stiff), the afterlife (Spook) and sex (Bonk). Mary has just published a new book about humans in space called Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, which features her trips to American, Japanese and Russian space centers, interviews with current and retired astronauts, her own experience in zero gravity and the very particular problems of living outside the warm, comfortable embrace of Earth's gravity.


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Mary Roach and I recorded this interview on August 25th. A transcript of the podcast is being crowd-sourced on our wiki.

—interview by Sonya Green

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