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  • GhostwalkGhostwalk
    Author: Stott, Rebecca
    Publisher: Doubleday $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780385521062 Date: 2007
    A stunningly original display of scholarship centering around a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott uncovered involving Newtons alchemy, her novel is a rare debut that will change the way many readers think about scientific innovation, the force of history, and time itself.
    Updated 5.3.07


  • Dark Matter
    Author: Kerr, Philip
    Publisher: Crown $ 24 ISBN: 0609609815 Date: 2002
    star PWstarBookliststarLibrary Journal
    As Dark Matter opens in 1696, young Christopher Ellis is sent to the Tower of London--not as a prisoner, but as assistant to Sir Isaac Newton, renowned scientist. Newton has been appointed by the King to uncover a ring of counterfeiters. Ellis lacks Sir Isaac's erudite mind, but he is quick with a pistol and proves an invaluable sidekick to the great scientist/sleuth.
    Suggested Reading: All Stars | Historical Mysteries
    Updated 8.16.02
  • Auriel Rising
    Author: Redfern, Elizabeth
    Publisher: Putnam $ 24.95 ISBN:0399151052 Date: 2004
    Redfern works literary alchemy in a novel that seamlessly incorporates the best of historical fiction, romance, and intrigue. Her storytelling powers have been compared to le Carr and Dickens, Thomas Harris and lain Pears.
    Updated 1.26.04
  • System of the World
    Author: Stephenson, Neal
    Publisher: Morrow $ 27.95 ISBN: 0060523875 Date: 2004
    New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson pens the final volume in his hugely ambitious and compelling epic of intrigue, adventure, and excitement, filled with a remarkable cast of characters in a time of genius, discovery, and change.
    Suggested Reading: Historical Fiction Stars | All Stars
    Updated 9.22.04


  • Isaac Newton
    Author: Gleick, James
    Publisher: Pantheon $ ISBN: 0375422331 Date: 2003
    From one of our foremost science writers comes a portrait of the scientific mind that glimpsed more of the truth than perhaps any other and that first articulated the essence of what we know.
    Updated 5.1.07
  • Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer
    Author: White, Michael
    Publisher: Perseus $ 27 ISBN: 0201483017 Date: 1998
    Sympathetic yet balanced, this intriguing portrait of the world's most famous scientist reveals truths about his life that have been ignored for 300 years. Michael White offers a erudite and readable biography which presents Newton as a genius who stood at a point in time where magic ended and science began
    Updated 5.11.07

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