Andrea Sefler

Andrea Sefler
Andrea is a consultant and technical writer for various scientific software and instrumentation companies. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Berkeley and has never met a genre of music or books that she hasn’t liked. As a gamer since the days of the Apple II, Andrea can relate any number of hair-raising tales about role-playing games stored on 360 kB 5.25” floppy disks and may, someday, put them to paper.

‘How We Got to Now’ is a fascinating intersection between science, history and sociology

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This book is truly fascinating and a must read for all who enjoy studying the intersection where science, history, and sociology cross. Johnson is a highly accomplished tangential thinker and is very adept at delineating the indirect, non-linear cause and effect.

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‘Mentats of Dune’ oozes the hatred and horrors of ideological warfare

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The importance of the Dune books is that they are indeed a great read but they are quite a bit more than that. They are exploration of the entanglements of science, religion and politics and the morality and immorality uniquely endemic to each. Mentats of Dune has continued this vein of introspection and is a quality addition to the series.

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‘Me Before You’ sparks healthy discussions of illness, despair, suicide and hope

The true value of this book is that it is a conduit for a dialog between the seriously ill and their families and caregivers, so that the caregivers might truly be able to understand the pain and debilitation of the patient, and that the patient might respect the crucial role of supporters as a steady and reliable holdfast of hope.

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