Top 10 Books About Scientists Searching For an Answer

From a story on by Martin MacInnes heeadlined “Top 10 visionary books about scientists searching for an answer”:

Science, as much as art, is an act of imagination, the pursuit of something new. While novels about scientists often play with this likeness, there are also scientists who write with the ambition and empathy of novelists. Scientists in literature appear in all sorts of guises: as megalomaniacs, heroes, obsessives. It is this last figure – the obsessive – the character who will not stop – that interests me most.