Niedawno pisałam o wrześniowych (i późnosierpniowych) zapowiedziach, na które czekam, uwzględniłam jednak tylko książki ukazujące się u nas. Dziś chciałabym rzucić okiem na kilka obiecujących wrześniowych anglojęzycznych propozycji. Zaznaczam, że przegląd jest całkowicie subiektywny.
- Margee Kerr - Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear
Fear is a universal human experience, but do we really understand it? If we’re so terrified of monsters and serial killers, why do we flock to the theaters to see them? Why do people avoid thinking about death, but jump out of planes and swim with sharks? For Kerr, there was only one way to find out.
In this eye-opening, adventurous book, she takes us on a tour of the world’s scariest experiences: into an abandoned prison long after dark, hanging by a cord from the highest tower in the Western hemisphere, and deep into Japan’s mysterious “suicide forest.” She even goes on a ghost hunt with a group of paranormal adventurers. Along the way, Kerr shows us the surprising science from the newest studies of fear—what it means, how it works, and what it can do for us. Full of entertaining science and the thrills of a good ghost story, this book will make you think, laugh—and scream.
Brzmi nieźle! Strach - i fascynacja strachem - to tematy bardzo dla mnie interesujące. Ksiażkę zdecydowanie wciągam na listę rzeczy do obowiązkowego przeczytania, niezależnie od tego, czy ukaże się Polsce, czy nie. Premiera - 28.09.
- Eileen Pollack - The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club
A bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science
In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. In the 1970s, Pollack had excelled as one of Yale’s first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics. But, isolated, lacking in confidence, and starved for encouragement, she abandoned her lifelong dream of becoming a theoretical physicist. Years later, she thought back on her experiences and wondered what had changed in the intervening decades, and what challenges remained. Based on six years of interviewing dozens of teachers and students and reviewing studies on gender bias, The Only Woman in the Room is an illuminating exploration of the cultural, social, psychological, and institutional barriers confronting women in the STEM disciplines. Pollack brings to light the struggles that women in the sciences are often hesitant to admit and provides hope that changing attitudes and behaviors can bring more women into fields in which they remain, to this day, seriously underrepresented.Ważny i ciekawy temat. Premiera - 15.09.
- Zen Cho - Sorcerer to the Crown
Magic and mayhem collide with the British elite in this whimsical and sparkling debut.
At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave, eminently proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers—one of the most respected organizations throughout all of Britain—ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up.
But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large…
Opis pachnie nieco książkami Susanny Clarke, co jest dla mnie bardzo zachęcające. Premiera - już pierwszego września!
- Ann Cleeves - The Moth Catcher
This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder.
Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley - a beautiful, lonely place to die.
DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, with her detectives Holly and Joe. When they look round the attic of the big house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds the body of a second man. All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths - catching these beautiful, rare creatures.
The three couples who live in the Valley Farm development have secrets too: Annie and Sam's daughter is due to be released from prison any day; Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here...
Nowa Vera zawsze cieszy, to jedna z moich ulubionych serii kryminalnych! Akurat w tym przypadku będę raczej czekać na polskie wydanie, jako że nie ja jedna w domu to czytam, ale i tak wiadomość warto odnotować. Premiera - 10.09.