Novels

Novel of the week: The answer to everything

Luke Kennard writes about the middle class, Barney Norris said in The Guardian: “the flat whites, homeownership, the therapists, the teachers.” His first novel, The transition, was a satire on Britain’s housing crisis. In her second, Emily and Steven, a couple with two young sons, are excluded from the London …

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New Liquid Crystal Metals Offer Electric Zoom

Researchers at Cornell’s School of Applied and Engineering Physics and Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology have created a one-of-a-kind metallic lens, a metamaterial lens, which can be focused using tension instead of mechanically move its components. The proof of concept opens the door to a range of compact varifocal lenses …

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New therapy appears safe in some prostate cancer patients

Treatment with the new HPN424 therapy induced antitumor activity in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), according to the results of an ongoing Phase 1 / 2a study. The results, which were presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), also showed that …

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Grisham’s novel and non-fiction essays are bestsellers

1. Sooley by John Grisham. Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship in North Carolina and decides to bring his family from South Sudan ravaged by civil war. 2. The last thing he said to me by Laura Dave. Hannah Hall uncovers truths about her missing husband and connections to her …

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Love letter: a real romance novel

When Kimberlee Stevenson picked up a copy of “Until I Saw Your Smile” from romance writer JJ Murray in 2016, she had no idea she would ever become the subject of one of her books. Mr Murray accepted his Facebook friend request, and after quietly following his life through his …

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