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Elusive: Frank Close ***** 7 July 2022 - Great in revealing both the life and work of the elusive Peter Higgs and in the detail of how the theory came together - making the underlying maths accessible remains, however, elusive.
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Infinite Powers: Steven Strogatz **** 5 July 2022 - Belated review of 2019 title. Mix of a history of calculus and explanation of how it works - content great but structure could be better.
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The Book of Minds: Philip Ball **** 27 June 2022 - As expected from Ball, an in-depth and thought-provoking look at the nature of mind, even if it doesn't live up to its tagline as we come away feeling that understanding is fairly unlikely.
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Purgatory Mount: Adam Roberts **** 6 July 2022 - A scarily likely feeling US near-future civil war story is sandwiched between two far future segments in a novel on both atonement and the nature of mind.
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Blindspace: Jeremy Szal **** 4 July 2022 - Gripping battle scenes in this long but often engaging second novel featuring a main character enhanced with out-of-control alien DNA.
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Star Binder: Robert Appleton **** 28 June 2022 - Good, old fashioned SF with young adult protagonists but readable by adults. An apparently straightforward blossoms when it turns out that this is far more than a 'rough Martian colony' setting.
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