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25 Jun 2018

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Eivor The Explorer, born in the Faroe Islands in 1841, makes revolutionary Arctic discoveries but is forced to publish under a male colleague's name. Ro, The Biographer, struggles to write Eivor's story and conceive a child before the law changes making her efforts illegal. Susan, The Mother, loves her two children but can't compete with The Perfects. Is it grass fed beef or grain fed that she's supposed to buy? And why did she choose to have children when she could have gone to law school?

27 Feb 2018

The Martian by Andy Weir

If your interest in mathematics is more ‘the pretty patterns that Newton’s cradles make’ end of the spectrum rather than ‘the how much coal will it take a train to get from Wellington to Auckland if it uses blah blah blah’ end – you will want to ditch this book quite early on – BUT DON’T!

27 Dec 2017

Artemis by Andy Weir

I loved Weir’s geeky but gripping The Martian, and Artemis is a great second novel, this time with the brilliant but flawed Jazz Bahara as the character in all kinds of trouble, who has to use hard science to survive numerous dangers.

16 Feb 2017

Admiral by Sean Danker

Four people awake from cryogenic sleep on a dead ship far from civilisation. Three cadets fresh from the Imperial Academy, shipping to their first placement on the Empress’ new flagship, and a mysterious Admiral who doesn’t act or look like he has achieved that rank. The cadets are rightfully suspicious.