“Ted Nield is a doctor of geology and editor of the journal Geoscience. Written from that perspective, his book is an excellent introduction to meteoritics (the science of meteorites and impacts) as well as to the ongoing dynamic processes which shape the Earth.”
The book contains twelve short stories, basically puzzles, which the gathering of men, ‘The Black Widowers’ have to solve.
“As the Machines achieve sentience he teaches them self-respect and independence, but also concealment and duplicity “
“His imagined soap follows a US-based family of Scotch whisky distillers, living in a fantasy within the fiction which lets him poke fun at expat and would-be Scots.”
“This is not a small book”, I was warned by ParSec’s editor, and indeed he was right.
“This book consists of 100 chapters, each 2-3 pages long, and each supposedly covering a single star, not in alphabetical order or by constellation, which is how beginners’ books usually do it. “
Harry Josephine Giles’s Deep Wheel Orcadia has won the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction.
Book Review: In My Right Place, the Life and Times of Joseph Clouston, Gold Coast Merchant and Harray Laird
“The fortunes of these real people twinkle through the centuries to us in a remarkable historical feat of research and story-telling”
” with every page I shivered with love and warmth and nostalgia at every thinly veiled reference to the people and places that made me and, for all their paradoxes, informed my worldview.”
” Lesley’s knowledge of life in the Western Isles and Scandinavia must inspire us to consider their solutions to our problems.” Mike Robertson, Yes Orkney