Earlier this month, Scientific American editors and contributors published a list of this summer's best science books, collecting titles from the "Recommended" page in our magazine and the "Books" section of our website.

Now we want to bring you closer to the authors of these books. Below is a poll listing our top science books of 2013, as recommended by Scientific American editors, contributors, and you, our readers.

Vote for your favorites and we'll organize a Google Hangout with one of the highest scoring authors.