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The Planet Remade: Oliver Morton **** 23 July 2016 A novella combining an adventure on Mercury and speculation about non-carbon based life. Not the best fiction ever, but some interesting ideas.
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The Hunt for FOXP5: Wallace Kaufman and David Deamer **** 18 July 2016 - Best attempt we've seen to combine science fiction with the opportunity to pick up some science fact, mixing archeology, genetics and some evil plotting on behalf of a nationalist scientist.
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Information Theory: James Stone *** 7 July 2016 - An interesting opening chapter that works as popular science, but primarily a good introductory textbook on information theory.

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