Walk the Moon: A Sci-Fi Book Launch Honoring Apollo 11

Fifty years ago today, emissaries from Earth--riding in a command cabin the size of a car, and guided by a computer less powerful than a modern smartphone--landed on our Moon and left Homo sapiens' first footprints on another world. In honor of the Apollo 11 anniversary, I chose this date to launch the print edition of my lunar-based … Continue reading Walk the Moon: A Sci-Fi Book Launch Honoring Apollo 11

Book Review: “Rise of the Rocket Girls” by Nathalia Holt

Rise of the Rocket Girls promised an intersection of two of my favorite non-fiction genres: science, and the too-often-overlooked impact of women in history. I expected a book comparable to Radium Girls, which portrays its subjects as memorable personalities in a suspenseful narrative; or Code Girls, the captivating account of female cryptologic analysts during WWII. … Continue reading Book Review: “Rise of the Rocket Girls” by Nathalia Holt

Recent Reads: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore

I owe the discovery to The Radium Girls to book blogger Sarah at The Critiquing Chemist (if you haven't had the pleasure of her pithy literary analysis, I recommend visiting her site).  She reviewed the book back in August and its subject--like most unusual historical episodes--immediately piqued my interest. A providential Amazon sale had the title … Continue reading Recent Reads: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore