“Athene’s Prophecy” by Ian J. Miller

Book 1 of trilogy: Gaius Claudius Scaevola Ian J Miller has a creditable base on which his works sit comfortably –  BSc (Hons 1), PhD; a hundred scientific papers, a “life-long fascination with theories in physical sciences”. Much of the early reading covers the main character's preparatory learning, a challenge worth taking on for both... Continue Reading →

The Blood Road, by Stuart MacBRIDE

What drives someone to murder? MacBride has surpassed his excellent crime-writing perfection in this, the latest in the Logan McRae, now Aberdeen’s Police Professional Standards Inspector, series. Dear old Tuftie is as always, Tuftie. (Series’ fans will need no explanation.) Roberta Steel’s ghastly arrogance and sour mouth has expanded into a whole new realm of... Continue Reading →

Close To the Bone, by Stuart MacBRIDE

The lovely DCI Steel is at it again – overloading McRae and the station’s crew with cases as fast as they arise: missing tramps, a missing teenage couple, a film crew obsessed with their production in the “magic witch” genre, drug bosses and drug gang wars, victims rolling out of the dark – left, right... Continue Reading →

review: Brian Clegg’s “Infinity:

Brian CLEGG's Infinity (full title - A Brief History of Infinity, the Quest to Think the Unthinkable, published 2003 by Robinson. Within his well crafted presentation of the mathematical delving into the concept of infinity, in the first three chapters alone he quotes or explains Douglas Adams' Hitch-hikers Guide the the Galaxy, physicist Richard Feynman,... Continue Reading →

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