New sci-fi and science reads for September 2019

Welcome back to my monthly look at what’s new in the world of sci-fi and science books. Here’s an interesting selection to kick off the fall season.

Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime by Sean Carroll
You are not alone…In fact, at every moment, copies of you are replicating in multiple universes. Prepare to wrap your head around Carroll’s provocative new theories of quantum mechanics!

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
A new take on time travel from the editor of sci-fi blog io9. Incorporating themes of social justice and women’s rights against a dystopian background, this has garnered some comparisons with Margaret Atwood, whose sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, is also released this month.

The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook: a history of the Renaissance mathematics that birthed imaginary numbers, probability, and the new physics of the universe by Michael Brooks.
A biography of Jerome Cardano, 16th century mathematician and astronomer, who was apparently involved in establishing the mathematical foundations of quantum physics. I love discovering forgotten–and preferably eccentric–scientists, so is this is my kind of read!

Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes
For sci-fi humor fans, this first-in-a-series space opera looks like a fun read, perhaps with a few echoes of Douglas Adams in there. It’s drawn some mixed reviews online, but wouldn’t life be boring if we all liked the same books?

Dark Skies: a practical guide to astrotourism by Valerie Stimac
This astronomy travel guide would surely make the perfect gift for the stargazer in your life (hope my wife is reading this). It also includes a section on space tourism. Shall we try Mars or the Moon this year, darling?

Reecah’s Gift by Richard H. Stephens
Follow the further adventures of Reecah Windwalker and her dragon friends in book 2 of the Legends of the Lurker series, released on September 17. Book 3 is slated for publication in December, so not long to wait for the next installment!

So there you have it. A veritable smorgasbord of science, science fiction, and fantasy. Happy reading!

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