Archive | September, 2013

The Case for Hard-Core Lab Lit

The novels on the Lab Lit List share two defining characteristics: (1) a realistic scientist as either the main character or a character central to the storyline, who (2) is pursuing realistic scientific work. The one-word and one-sentence descriptions of the titles on the List make it clear that lab lit novels are independent of […]

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Why the Interruption?

I’ve missed a couple of weeks of posts, and I want to explain why. After several days of feeling increasing tired and losing my appetite (a bad sign; I love to eat!), my doctor ordered me to check into the emergency room. There I was diagnosed with a bad case of pneumonia and spent the […]

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Review of “The Only Witness” by Pamela Beason

I’ll begin by noting that this review is the first time I’ve ever reviewed a novel written by a friend. Pam Beason was a member of a critique group I formed a year ago, and I’ve read a part of Undercurrents (Berkeley Prime Crime, 2013), her third novel in the Summer Westin Mystery Series, when […]

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