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The Graphene Revolution: Brian Clegg **** 11 July 2018 - Our editor, Brian Clegg, tells the fascinating story of the discovery of graphene, the characters behind it and the amazing capabilities of this wonder substance.
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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being - Alice Roberts ***** 10 July 2018 - Celebrates the marvellous, frankly bonkers, way in which our bodies are constructed, without dumbing down the science.
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The Art of Logic: Eugenia Cheng *** 7 July 2018 - A maths equivalent of the books applying the logic of algorithms to everyday life. A good basic exploration of logic, but the attempt to apply it to life has some serious problems.
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Friendly Fire: Gavin Smith ****12 July 2018 - The second book in the Bastard Legion series develops the themes of the original well. It's still an impressive Buffy-like subversion of the genre, but some will find its enthusiastic militarism not to their taste.
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Twelve Tomorrows: Wade Roush (Ed.) **** 26 June 2018 - Twelve SF stories which extrapolate a technology into the future to see its impact. They avoid being preachy and several are superb, really making the reader think.
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The Prize: Geoffrey Cooper **** 16 June 2018 - despite a relatively simple plot, this SF thriller (lab lit if you prefer) has the page-turning power of Dan Brown with real insights into the dirty side of medical research.
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