Monday, February 24, 2014

Book note: The Furies

Mark Alpert, former colleague from Scientific American whose books I've mentioned before, has a new novel coming out: The Furies: A Thriller. I'm ordering it now, and if you do so through the links in this post, I may earn a small portion of the resulting revenues. I'm intrigued by the prospect of fiction that mixes some biology into themes normally relegated to the supernatural or paranormal; the Underworld movies, with their genetically mutated vampires and werewolves, took such a tack but did so a bit crudely and superficially. Mark was the sort of writer whose nonfiction didn't need much fact checking, and so is a very good bet for making a real-science-of-witchcraft type story work.

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