Introducing SciBooks – the place for science book reviews

Here at Sciblogs our bloggers are voracious readers of science books and have contributed dozens of book reviews over the years.

Often a book review becomes more than just a critique of an author’s work. It opens up discussion about scientific concepts, or even sparks heated debate. This is what a good book should do, as well as entertaining and inspiring us. The book I’m currently reading, Unnatural Selection, certainly does that and I’ll have a review of it up in the next week.

With the help of Wellington-based science writer and former Listener columnist, Marilyn Head, who is coming onboard as our SciBooks editor, we’ll be gathering together book reviews of new books from New Zealand and around the world. We hope Scibooks will become a hub for discussion of new science-related books and the ideas they explore.

If you are a publisher and would like to submit a book for review, please contact Marilyn through the contact form for address details.

If you are a Sciblogs reader, we’d love your views in the comment section below reviews about what you thought of the book. We hope to be able to run the occasional book give-away as well.

We will have new book reviews starting from later this week, but in the meantime, here are a few recent book reviews from bloggers here at Sciblogs…

Misc.ience – The Year without pants by Scott Berkun
Griffin’s Gadgets – Get Off the Grass by Professor Shaun Hendy
The Dismal Science – The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
Open Parachute – Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen
Code for Life – Buried Alive by Jan Bondeson


  1. Claire

    Great idea! I love the Royal Society list that comes out each year and is usually featured on Sciblogs so this will be great. I fear my ‘to read’ list getting even longer …

  2. Ken

    This great – another first for SciBlogs – certainly for New Zealand, and I haven’t really come across blogs devoted to science book reviews in the overseas science blog collectives.

    I am sure the blog will attract readers.

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