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Meet Your Bacteria: Nicola Temple and Catherine Whitlock *** 7 August 2018 - Lots of facts about the bacteria that live in and on us - good and bad. Although it has more flow than a traditional '2 page spread' book, lacks any context or narrative, so feels more like a reference book.
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Galileo Galilei, the Tuscan Artist: Pietro Greco **** 6 August 2018 - An unusual biography of Galileo, concentrating on his nature as a 'Renaissance man', only slightly spoiled by poor copy editing.
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Rockets and Rayguns: Andrew May **** 30 July 2018 - One for those with an interest in both science and SF, May traces the two-way relationship between scientific work and fiction from atomic bombs to powers of the mind.
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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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