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Ripples in Spacetime: Govert Schilling *** 20 Aug 2017 - Good on the science of gravitational waves an the development of LIGO - less so in style and history of science.
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Eureka: Gavin Weightman *** 17 August 2017 - The author explores the origins of 5 technologies from flight to barcodes. Interesting topics but lacks sophistication in its analysis.
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Big Data: Brian Clegg **** 8 August 2017 - Approachable and impressive exploration of the way that data and algorithms are changing lives for the better - and the worse.
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The Real-Town Murders: Adam Roberts ***** Coming soon!
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Wolfbane: Frederik Pohl and Cyril Kornbluth **** 4 August 2017 - A classic of SF featuring some of the most alien aliens ever written and a bold (if cold) plot.
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Frankenstein (Annotated): Mary Shelley ** 20 June 2017 - A classic, but let down by uninspiring annotation.
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