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The Dialogues - Clifford Johnson *** 11 December 2017 - a brave attempt to combine graphic novel format with classical dialogue approach to put across physics with rather mixed results.
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Polyphonic Minds: Peter Pesic *** 7 December 2017 - far more a history of music book - great if you're interested in the development of polyphony - but has some science on harmony/discord and the structure of the brain.
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A Galaxy of Her Own: Libby Jackson **** 5 December 2017 - short biographies of 50 women connected to space travel. Good for a 10-16 audience - less so for adults.
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Artemis: Andy Weir **** 14 November 2017 - it was always going to be hard to follow The Martin. Andy Weir largely delivers with a moon colony thriller.
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Lost Solace: Karl Drinkwater **** 5 November 2017 - real time two handed thriller, as a renegade female soldier and an AI take on a mysterious deadly space liner and a military attack.
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The Algebraist: Ian M. Banks *** 1 November 2017 - Though sweeping in scale and with some great ideas, it's too long and distinctly drags in the middle section.
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