Archive | March, 2015

Review of “Live With Lightning” by Mitchell Wilson

Mitchell Wilson’s Live With Lightning is the only novel I know that is in effect the biography of a fictional scientist. In this post I will try not to duplicate John Lowry’s excellent review on LabLit.com while describing the salient aspects of the story and the characters in order to lay the groundwork for an argument […]

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Kim Stanley Robinson: Some Thoughts

In need of an engaging novel to read on a long flight recently and finding myself in a university bookstore, I bought a copy of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars. I knew the title is on the Lab Lit List and recalled enjoying a trilogy of Robinson’s novel some years ago (more on that below). […]

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Review of “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

I’d never read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein until it’s notoriety finally provoked me to pick it up two years ago. When I finished it, I wrote the first draft of this review. However, the book’s fame made me hesitate to post my review here. Recently, I skimmed the review  and decided that my comments generally still made sense now that I […]

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Review of “Breathing on Glass” by Jennifer Cryer

Breathing on Glass by Jennifer Cryer epitomizes the lab lit genre. Much of the story transpires in a realistic scientific setting with characters that are believable as scientists and whose strivings are filtered through the lens of advancing scientific knowledge. The three central characters in the novel form a triangle of constantly shifting connections that […]

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