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Susan M. Gaines


 Susan M. Gaines is "Writer in Residence" and co-director of the research and fellowship program “Fiction Meets Science” at the University of Bremen. She did graduate work in organic chem­istry at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, before aba­n­do­ning the laboratory for literary pursuits. Since then, her short stories have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies. Her novel Carbon Dreams (Creative Arts Books 2001) was an exper­i­ment with science in literary fiction, and her book Echoes of Life: What Fossil Molecules Reveal about Earth History (Oxford Univ. Press 2009) was an experiment with narrative and literary prose in the factual presentation of scientific results. She has just com­pleted another science novel titled Accidentals.