Archive | September, 2012

Four Short Reviews

As promised, this post contains four one-paragraph reviews of four of my favorite novels on the Lab Lit List (see  I read Intuition and The Gold Bug Variations before I found the List; the other two, after seeing the one-sentence descriptions of them on the List.  You can expect longer reviews of Cantor’s Dilemma […]

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The Lab Lit List

About five months ago, I discovered a website,, that promotes a literary genre called “lab lit.”    I suppose this rather catchy name parallels “chick lit.”   In any case, fiction in this new genre “…depicts realistic scientists as central characters and portrays fairly realistic scientific practice or concepts, typically taking place in a realistic – […]

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