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This is a difficult book to review because of the nature of the story. It all unfolds rather like the layers of an onion, as more details come to light.
By taking the piece in hand you feel the pull, the unnatural weight drawing you deeper into the well.
Recently the scientific community was abuzz with KIC 8462852, a rather unremarkable star in a section of the night sky currently being watched by the Kepler Space Telescope. I was fortunate to grab some of Tabetha Boyajian’s time recently, and ask her questions about this intriguing find and the group that examines this massive amount of data.
Nnedi Okorafor’s latest work, Binti, manages to bring freshness and originality to what is basically a coming-of-age story. The heroine is Binti, a young Himba woman (a tribal group in a future Africa who specialize in mathematics and its use in technology – and who never leave home) who is accepted into Oomza University, the most advanced and rigorous university in the galaxy.
Representative of two spirits finding one another beyond the earthy bounds. Time stands still, if only but a feeling.
Anyone who has a fleeting fascination for space has come across Drake’s equation. Dr. Frank Drake formulated it in 1961 as a starting point to discuss the number of civilisations residing within our galaxy.
It’s not often in the world of books and movies that they intersect in a pleasing manner. I’m pleased to say that the film adaptation of The Martian flies in the face of that paradigm, instead bringing us a picture (albeit abridged) of the struggles and triumphs of Mark Watney on Mars.