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Books set in the world of science

  • Submitted: 29th May 2024

Books set in the world of science

Science can be a hard topic to write about in fiction. How to make it interesting? Accessible to non-scientific people? How to make studying in labs or conducting experiments compelling?

Well, put your preconceptions at the door…..this list is going to BLOW your mind!

Books set in the world of science



Rosalind Jessica MillsRosalind

Map of locations in Rosalind

Inspired by the very real Rosalind Franklin. Worked her butt off, made a huge breakthrough in the world of DNA. Three of her male colleagues took the glory and then the Nobel Peace Prize came calling….where was Rosalind?

This novel will make you mad on Rosalind’s behalf. She did ALL that work, did ALL that effort and shared her excitement in the world of DNA. History has hidden her…well not for long!



Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie GarmusLessons in Chemistry

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Perhaps the most famous book about a woman working in the field of chemistry. This lady is quite something. A remarkable story about a woman who fought her way to be seen and heard in the world of science, and then the world of TV show baking!





In the Blink of an Eye Jo CallaghanAI

Map of locations In the Blink of an Eye

A new branch of science and tech – but this book is already ahead of the game.

What if AI could be used to help solve crime? This book is something you really have to read! Know nothing about AI?Know a little bit? You will find out so much and have so many questions by the end. And a desire to read book two (out in March 2024)



Talking of which….

Leave No Trace Jo CallaghanAI

Map of locations in Leave No Trace

The second in the series with AIDE Lock – the world’s first AI Detective

When the body of a man is found crucified at the top of Mount Judd, AIDE Lock – the world’s first AI Detective – and DCS Kat Frank are thrust into the spotlight as they are given their first live case.




That Bonesetter Woman Frances QuinnBiology and the art of bonesetting

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Durie only wants one thing in life – to follow her father and grandfather into the family business of bonesetting. It’s a physically demanding job, requiring strength, nerves of steel and discretion – and not the job for a woman.

I had never heard of bonesetting before this novel – find out what and how this was discovered and developed. Fascinating!




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