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“Artemis” by Andy Weir

Andy Weir’s debut novel, The Martian, was one of the best science fiction novels of the past decade, so I was naturally intrigued when I heard about his new book, Artemis. On the one hand, Weir’s success means that he’ll likely have a … Continue reading

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“Beyond Words” by Carl Safina

In the 1980s, astrophysicist and science-fiction author David Brin wrote the Uplift series, in which humans elevate chimpanzees and dolphins to near-human intelligence. The idea of chimps conducting scientific research or dolphins piloting starships is somewhat ridiculous, but perhaps not … Continue reading

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“The Science of Battlestar Galactica” by Patrick di Justo and Kevin R. Grazier

In honor of Glen A. Larson’s recent passing on November 14, 2014, I am running several reviews about books related to Battlestar Galactica, his most famous and greatest creation. The Science of Battlestar Galactica is written by Kevin R. Grazier, science advisor for the … Continue reading

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