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The Car That Knew Too Much: Jean-François Bonnefon **** 24 November 2021 - Would have been better with more detail - but an enjoyable and easy read that opens a window on what it's like to run a study and gets the reader thinking about the decision that would have to be made if autonomous vehicles are to be allowed free rein on our roads.
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Flatterland: Ian Stewart *** 20 November 2021 - Dating back to 2001, an attempt to take the fictional approach of Flatland into a whole range of mathematical spaces. Great idea but torpedoed by its relentless puns and sometimes fails to explain difficult concepts effectively.
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Sticky: Laurie Winkless ***** 13 November 2021 - With great storytelling, Winkless both shows how interesting adhesion can be, and also how much there is still to learn in this topic that affects all our everyday lives.
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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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