Monday, March 07, 2016

A gripping tale …

… Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space by Janna Levin | The Sunday Times. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Levin has inverted the usual formula. Your average popsci hack plods breathlessly through the technicalities, inserting little fragments of reportage for drama and to make the story more “human”. This is a terrible idea. Levin starts from the humans and the story, and lets the science emerge organically until, finally, the science and the human become one.

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