Category: Authors and Books

Book Review: The French Mathematician

Tom Petsinis’ The French Mathematician (Walker & Co, 1998) is a biographical novel showing the fateful journey of the gifted, 19th-century French mathematics genius Evariste Galois in his voice. The young mathematics student narrates the events, and his circumstances, leading…

The Denial of Death

Once in a while you come across a book that has a complete worldview, or let me call it lifeview, of a subject that otherwise sounds unfathomable. Ernest Becker’s The Denial of Death (The Free Press, 1973) is one such…

Book Review: The Mind’s Sky

Raising interesting questions out of prevailing scientific research and in relevance to human history and culture isn’t a skill every science writer exhibits; but Tim Ferris surely does. His book The Mind’s Sky: Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context (Bantam…

‘Pit Planet’ by David Dvorkin

by Leonore H. Dvorkin A science fiction novel by David Dvorkin, C 2010 In paperback and e-book formats from Amazon.com and multiple other online selling sites. Occasionally, James Benton is surprised at the role the mineral jacksonite has played in…

The Sayzeh Song (2016) by Chaim B. Segal

by Leonore H. Dvorkin Here, in Book One of five planned volumes, the author traces his life from preschool to 7th grade. The narrative is dominated by the Jewish religion, music performed and listened to, schooling and hard life lessons,…