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Into the Laboratory
In which Dr. Anne Renwick, steampunk romance author and biologist, focuses the microscope, examining all the strange research and life experiences that make it – or don’t – into her books.
Mar 2, 2020
Bones. Far from static objects. In this podcast, Anne discusses aspects of bone physiology that made their way into THE SILVER SKULL.
Feb 3, 2020
Are researchers really mining medieval texts for ideas they can apply to modern medicine? Yes they are! Listen to Anne Renwick speak about the current efforts that inspired Evie's character and work in A SNOWFLAKE AT MIDNIGHT.
Jan 6, 2020
Dec 3, 2019
Lost Rivers of London
Anne Renwick tells the story of how the Effra, one of London’s lost rivers, came to play a key role in THE GOLDEN SPIDER. *SHOW NOTES* *Effra* *The Lost River Tyburn* *The Original South London Waterworks* *Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company* *Vauxhall Bridge* *London’s Rivers As They Used to Look* *Joseph Bazalgette* *Crossness Pumping Station* *Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch*
Nov 4, 2019
Greek and Latin
Where do all those strange words come from? Anne Renwick discusses how she often uses Greek and Latin roots to name her various contraptions. SHOW NOTES: *A Book About Nicholas and Alexandria* *Hemophila and Queen Elizabeth* *A Compendium*
Oct 1, 2019
Anne Renwick discusses bioluminescence (with a brief detour to fluorescence), her hands-on experience with it, and how it illuminates the dark nights in The Elemental Steampunk World. *Bioluminescence* *Bioluminescence Chemistry* *Fluorescence* *Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)* *Mosquito Bay* *Puerto Rico's Bioluminescent Bays* *Black Dragonfish* *Angler Fish* *Glowee* *Watch a movie explaining Glowee's project/ideas.* *Tobacco Plant with Firefly Genes*
Sep 16, 2019
An Origin Story Supplemental Video, Audio Only
Anne Renwick demonstrates in a video some aspects of the anatomy from Podcast "An Origin Story". Please see Intothelaboratory.com to watch the video.
Sep 3, 2019
An Origin Story
Anne Renwick discusses the original opening for THE GOLDEN SPIDER, taking you behind the scenes for a glimpse of her Gross Anatomy experience and what crept into her first book. READ the current and original openings side by side on INTO THE LABORATORY. *Femur Anatomy* *Tertiary Syphilis Skull* *Skull Anatomy* *The Facial Nerve* *Cranial Nerves – Quick and Fun* *Video demonstrating the paths of the various cranial nerves*