Tag: Science

  • Skyfaring – A Journey with a Pilot, by Mark Vanhoenacker

    Paperback, Vintage, £8.99, out now The cover of this book makes me want to jump on a plane and fly off somewhere.  As someone who likes flying, despite serious concerns about climate change, I thought I might like this book.  I was wrong.  I love it. If I’m looking for escape in a book, I’m…

  • The Long Earth: Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

    Paperback now available – sequel out June 20 For all his staggering success, Terry Pratchett’s a writer who benefits from a partner in prose, if only to rein in his relentless mirth making. The Long Earth, a novel with ‘hard’ SF author Stephen Baxter about a chain of parallel Earths, is not as knockabout as…

  • The Physics of the Future: Michio Kaku

    So this probably will not be winning a major literary prize any time soon – there’s a few too many narrative touches, presumably intended to make it all more ‘reader friendly’ (think clunky Greek mythology shoe-horned into the start of each chapter), but if it is highly polished prose you are after then go elsewhere. …

  • The Ancestor’s Tale: Richard Dawkins

    Released before his elevation to poster boy for Atheism, scourge of Creationists and God-botherer’s the world over, The Ancestor’s Tale is almost certainly his most wondrous and remarkable work: a reverse history of all life on Earth that celebrates the true wonders of nature and evolution.  It may appear an epic tome (largely because it…

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