Sudbury writer Nina Nesseth decodes science behind Orphan Black
Official companion to Canadian hit series takes a look at gene therapy, cloning and bioengineering
You've heard of Fight Club. But do you know about Clone Club?
It's what fans of the Canadian science fiction TV series Orphan Black call themselves.
Nesseth told CBC's Morning North the book began after a chance meeting at San Diego's Comic-Con with Griffin, another writer and loyal fan.
"We started writing science recaps on the Mary Sue— a pop culture website— and we became the resident experts in the fan community," Nesseth said.
Book explains show's brains
Nesseth, who is a self-styled "science nerd," and staff scientist at Sudbury's Science North, said she tried to address any questions fans might have about some of the more cerebral themes in the show.
"[It's about] science and history of cloning to gene therapy," Nesseth said, "[and] by trying to explain the mysterious disease that affects the clones."
The final season of Orphan Black premieres June 10. "The Science of Orphan Black: The Official Companion" is scheduled for release in August.