Catherine Lantz

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Attack Surface

Thriller readers of all ages will enjoy the cool tech (sunglasses that fool facial recognition software and blurry texts that evade screen shots), Masha’s international exploits, and the impassioned arguments for privacy, transparency, and justice. [See Prepub Alert, 4/1/20]
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reV: The Third Machine Dynasty

Ashby’s third in the “Machine Dynasty” series (after iD) begins as a satirical mashup of horror, romance, and sf, and evolves into a complicated story about ethics, compassion, and the possibility of starting over after generations of violence and abuse. A thoughtful choice for those who enjoy genre-bending, boundary-pushing sf.
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Galileo: And the Science Deniers

An extremely readable biography paired well with analysis of current scientific thinking and controversies. For all fans of popular science.
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Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey

A brief but engaging companion to the many beekeeping manuals on the shelf. Recommended even for nonhobbyists who seek comfort in small steps taken to commune with the changing natural world.
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Nature Obscura: A City’s Hidden Natural World

Though focused on Brenner’s hometown of Seattle, this unofficial guide to finding wildlife in unexpected areas is wide ranging and companionable. Also included are tips and resources for budding urban naturalists.
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A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data

While Boxer’s enthusiasm for the subject shows in his engaging narrative style, some of the more technical material will leave casual readers behind. Strongly recommended for historians with some awareness of mathematical concepts or seasoned popular science readers.
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Zed

Kavenna (The Birth of Love), winner of the Orange Award and Granta Best of Young British Novelists, brings wit and moments of levity to this portentously dark look at a society ruled by corporate technology. [See Prepub Alert, 7/15/2019.]
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Reality Ahead of Schedule: How Science Fiction Inspires Science Fact

An entertaining pop cultural history that will also prove to be an inspiring reading list for sf fans.
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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

With illustrated formulas that humorously explain the science behind Munroe’s conjectures, this book is sure to entertain and educate thinkers from high school on up.

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