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Book Review: Dying Planet - Universe Today
Scientists always function on the cutting edge of their field. New discoveries, new processes, and new events highlight a challenging and sometimes rewarding career. However, scientists share this edge with others. For example, authors of science fiction novels regularly create new worlds, new physics and new societies that allow us to contemplate our own existence and guide our scientific studies. Robert Markley in his book Dying Planet captures nuances of both these fields in reviewing how research and literature about the planet Mars have been busily advancing our wonder, questioning and knowledge.