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Rebecca Foster, Book Reviewer

An American transplant to England, Rebecca Foster is a full-time freelance proofreader and writer. Her book reviews regularly appear in many print and online locations on both sides of the Pond, including the Times Literary Supplement and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Book Review

The Crowd and the Cosmos

by Rebecca Foster

Citizen science might seem like a model for discovery that could only work in the internet age, but amateur involvement in science is in fact nothing new. In "The Crowd and the Cosmos", Oxford Professor of Astrophysics Chris Lintott... Read More

Book Review

Hull

by Rebecca Foster

Nonbinary poet Xandria Phillips’s poetry collection "Hull" employs the language of dreams and fraught journeys, laying bare the historical and current threats to black and queer bodies. The still-powerful forces of colonialism and... Read More

Book Review

At the Edge of Time

by Rebecca Foster

Dan Hooper’s "At the Edge of Time" charts what is understood, and what remains a mystery, about the Big Bang—that moment 13.7 billion years ago of inconceivably high temperatures, fast expansion, and particles and forces like gravity... Read More

Book Review

Scatterbrain

by Rebecca Foster

One might assume that training brains towards perfection is a worthy goal, but German neuroscientist Henning Beck’s "Scatterbrain" promotes a different perspective. The book refutes received opinions about the brain’s apparent... Read More

Book Review

50 Things to See in the Sky

by Rebecca Foster

“The sky above us holds limitless wonder,” astrophysicist and television producer Sarah Barker declares. Technology may have made it easier to spot and understand heavenly bodies, but it will never explain away their magic. Barker... Read More

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Meteorites

by Rebecca Foster

The stories in Julie Paul’s "Meteorites" assess possibilities for growth in the wake of worst case scenarios. Loss and illness become opportunities for restoration that broken characters often overlook. A man travels to Hawaii with the... Read More

Book Review

The Molecule of More

by Rebecca Foster

Dopamine has a lot to answer for. First discovered in 1957, it is variously known as “the pleasure molecule” and “the reward circuit.” In "The Molecule of More", an excellent work of wide-ranging popular science, Daniel Z.... Read More

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