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The Flip: Jeffrey Kripal *** 25 May 2020 - Argues for a whole new relationship with reality, based on seeing the world differently after a paranormal experience. Interesting but ultimately unpersuasive.
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The Dance of Life: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and Roger Highfield **** 6 May 2020 - Fascinating scientific memoir on discoveries of how cells form the structures of living things. A bit label heavy… but that's biology for you.
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The Alchemy of Us: Ainissa Ramirez **** 5 May 2020 - Makes materials science genuinely engaging, essentially by hardly covering the topic at all, but rather telling stories of people and their inventions within a materials science context. Sometimes a little flowery but enjoyable.
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Plan for the Worst: Jodi Taylor **** 15 May 2019 - The difficulty of starting reading a series at book 11, plus the relentless jokiness were a put off, but the book's time travelling set pieces are excellent.
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Beautiful Intelligence: Stephen Palmer ****17 April 2020 - Effective SF thriller, following the attempts of two breakaway teams to develop artificial intelligence without being caught, despite the all-intrusive internet replacement, the nexus. Really thoughtful on the nature of AI.
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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress: Robert Heinlein **** 23 February 2020 - Revisiting the 1960s classic, the writing and story hold up extremely well and despite real issues with the politics and treatment of women is still worth reading.
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