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Quantum Space: Jim Baggott ***** 26 November 2018 - A slim volume showing how to check out the numbers in the headlines, giving useful tools for approximation and handy tips for avoiding misleading statistics.
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Everything You Know about Planet Earth is Wrong: Matt Brown **** 2 December 2018 - The latest in the series of quirky corrections to popularly held misunderstandings takes on geography and geology. Entertaining stuff.
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Hallo Robot: Bennie Mols and Nieske Vergunst *** 30 November 2018 - Lots of colour illustrations in this overview of robotics from speech handling to self-driving cars, best suited to an absolute beginner.
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Lord of the Ice Moons: Michael Carroll *** 24 November 2018 - As Earth's power supplies fail, Gwen Baré is in a race against time to recover generators from Saturn's moon Enceladus, only to discover that the former colony is occupied. Very interesting story, but in need of editing.
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Skyward: Brandon Sanderson **** 19 November 2018 - Rookie starfighter pilots take on attacking aliens on a wreck of a planet in a YA crossover title that manages to appeal by adding in lots of interesting detail, a strong female protagonist and some clever twists.
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Thin Air: Richard Morgan ***** 25 October 2018 - A heady mix of detective noir with seedy nightclubs, Blade Runner aesthetic and a Martian twist.
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