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Bookworm 2012: Mildly Warming

The most difficult review to write, as people who dabble in this enterprise no doubt know, is for a middling book. Nothing to really hate and get your fangs into, nothing to be awed by and extol. Tobias Buckell’s Arctic Rising is just such a book. While his Xenowealth series was a highly enjoyable foray into […]

Astronomical Quandaries and the Greenhouse Effect

The worst heat wave I can recall hit just a few days before we departed on our little stargazing adventure in the mountains. Thought the forest offered relief from the heat dissipating upwards from the near-molten concrete of urban areas and highways, the scathing rays of hyperintensive sunshine do not let go no matter how […]