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Eight Improbable Possibilities: John Gribbin **** 18 October 2021 - Particularly fascinating on the strangeness of the Moon and Mach's principle - could have done with a few more obscure topics - but lots of interesting material in compact and very readable form.
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The Space Business: Andrew May **** 16 October 2021 - A solid, straightforward guide to the prospects for commercial space activity from satellite launching to asteroid mining.
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Water: Jack Challoner *** 12 October 2021 - An oddity. It looks good and takes us into unexpected aspects of the nature of water. But the way the information is presented is both at odds with the format and often too obscure to really add anything without more context.
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The Truth and Other Stories: Stanislaw Lem *** 11 October 2021 - A mix of predictable stories on themes better covered by others that are far too long and impenetrable stuff. A couple are passable, but not great.

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Rogue Moon: Algis Budrys **** 28 August 2021 - Despite being 61 years old this story of an attempt to understand an alien device that kills everyone who enters it is all about the psychology of the characters. Arguably unique for the period.
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Ruabon: Karl Drinkwater **** 15 August 2021 - A novella contribution to the backstory of Drinkwater's Lost Solace series which ties in well and has plenty of action.
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