Professor Jane Downes (left), director of the UHI Archaeology Institute, along with the other winners at Saturday’s Current Archaeology awards in London.
Book Review: Derek Künsken, “The House of Styx, A Venus Ascendant Novel”, Solaris, 2021
The House of Styx, set in the atmosphere of Venus, is “the first of a ground-breaking new series, 250 years before The Quantum Magician”, which is the first of a four-book series, The Quantum Evolution.
Book Review: The Crowd and the Cosmos, Adventures in the Zooniverse by Chris Lintott
” Chris Lintott has created something which has brought huge numbers of people into participation in astronomy, and his main aim is to explain to them just what it is they have accomplished. In that, I believe it succeeds very well.”
Shaun Gardiner Event at Stromness Library
Shaun Gardiner will be reading extracts from his graphic novel, The Boy With Nails For Eyes’, on Friday 18th of November, The Rae Room, Stromness Library 6pm
Translate, Transfer, Transform – The Frankfurt Book Festival.
“2022 marks a confident energetic return for an event that facilitates the exchange of ideas, sharing of knowledge and a love of books. What a necessary event in current times.”
Book Review: Chris Hadfield, “The Apollo Murders”
“The novel is set is 1973, just after the cancellation of the last Apollo missions to the Moon.”
NEW BOOK In My Right Place: The Life and Times of Joseph Clouston, Gold Coast Merchant and Harray Laird
It tells the story of how 19-year-old Joseph went out to West Africa to assist an established merchant, returned home 11 years later a rich man and what he did next.
Book Review: ‘Paper Cup’ by Karen Campbell
” 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.”
Exploring the Dundee & Orkney Origins of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Sàr-sgeòil: Frankenstein
A new BBC ALBA documentary explores how the roots of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – and its monster – can be traced to Scotland. It airs on BBC ALBA on Thursday, June 9 at 9pm
A Bit of Rebellion for Father’s Day
Rebel Orkney: Tales of insurrection from Orcadian history is available to order from all good book sellers