Corbis Selecting just one piece of science writing I love was not easy.
From the back jacket: The Silence was very faint here. Almost drowned out by the sounds of the mundane world. Did people in this polished building understand how noisy it was? The roar of air conditioners and computer fans, the susurration of many voices heard but not decipherable This was the office of From the back jacket: This was the office of the transEarth Institute, an arm of the Black Corporation.
The faceless office, all plasterboard and chrome, was dominated by a huge logo, a chesspiece knight. None of it was his world. From the inside jacket: The possibilites are endless.
Just be careful what you wish for Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves. For that matter, where has Percy gone? Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive--some said mad, others allege dangerous--scientist who seems to have vanished.
Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson finds a curious gadget: It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever.
The first novel in an exciting new collaboration between Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth transports readers to the ends of the earth and far beyond. All it takes is a single stepThat's important for me. As far as I'm concerned, the revelations of science cannot be rivalled for fascination.
The very best science writers convey a pure, irresistible enthusiasm for it all. "You cannot sense whether a pill .
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Science produces ignorance, and ignorance fuels science. We have a quality scale for ignorance. We judge the value of science by the ignorance it defines. Ignorance can be big or small, tractable or challenging. Ignorance can be thought about in detail. “Whale Fall” isn’t conventional journalism, and yet it ranks among the best pieces of science writing this year.
Once you've covered the gamut of science books for the general public of all the authors you've listed above, you'll have skimmed the surface of a great many things. Sat Dec 22, am 91 comments 1 Favorite [+] Locus Magazine asked their readers to rank their favorite novels, novellas, novelettes, and short stories of the 20th and 21st century.