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Literary Space – Michael Gross

Literary Space – Michael Gross

Michael Gross, UK science writer and author of The Birds, the Bees and the Platypuses and many others, says: This is the bottom end of a converted garage at the back of our garden, which I once used exclusively as my office, but three years ago my teenage daughter moved into the front part of the […]

Walking <i>The White Road</i> with Tania Hershman – Salt Publishing virtual book tour

Walking The White Road with Tania Hershman – Salt Publishing virtual book tour

9781844714759, Salt Publishing, 2008 (Aus, US/Kindle) Tania Hershman takes you on a series of short imaginative adventures in The White Road. Some stories are casual, tough, or laid-back, many are poetic. There are backwards unravellings, fantastical flights, speculated inventions, surprises, cleverness, humour, and scorn. The snapshots vary in tone, and explore possibilities – scientific, technological, emotional. […]

<i>What’s Science Ever Done For Us?</i> by Paul Halpern

What’s Science Ever Done For Us? by Paul Halpern

9780470114605, Wiley, 2007. (Aus ebook, US, pb/Kindle) The Simpsons is written by intelligent individuals who generally come from educated backgrounds. This is evident in the subversive satirical elements of the show, but as Paul Halpern points out in What’s Science Ever Done For Us?, it also means they know a lot about ‘physics, robots, life […]

<i>Doomsday Men: The Real Dr Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon</i> by PD Smith

Doomsday Men: The Real Dr Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon by PD Smith

August 2007, Penguin, 9780713998153. (Aus, US/Kindle) At the beginning of the 20th Century, nuclear weapons were the stuff of science-fiction. Writers like HG Wells imagined a future where the incredible power of the atom could be unleashed to great destruction, and thus create no need for warfare. He, and other writers, artists and visionary scientists, […]

<i>Racists</i> – Kunal Basu

Racists – Kunal Basu

2006, Phoenix, 9780753821503 (Aus, US) The ultimate experiment. A black boy and a white girl, raised equally as savages by a mute Nurse on a desolate island. Her only instruction is to keep them alive. It is 1855, and expert British Craniologist Samuel Bates is debating with French scientist Jean-Louis Belavoix about racial superiority. The […]