Archive | April, 2015

Two Novels About Implausible Physicists

I have a confession. Until I started reviewing novels, I rarely read any of them more than once. However, over the last three years since I began posting reviews on this blog, I have read almost every book I’ve reviewed here at least twice and some, three times. The original purpose of my reviews was […]

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What Fiction Contributes (That Biography Can’t)

In my last post, I described Mitchell Wilson’s novel, Live With Lightning, as a biography of a fictional scientist. I also pointed out some of the differences between what Wilson did in contrast to fictionalized biographies such as Kepler by John Banville, The Properties of Light by Rebecca Goldstein, and Measuring the World by Daniel […]

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