The Lists of 2020

“A Dominant Character” was listed as one of the New York Times100 Notable Books of 2020, one of the Wall Street Journal‘s 10 Best Books of 2020, and  among the best science books of the year by The Guardian and The Economist. Buy it here on Amazon. (One review dismisses the book as “mainly gossip.” If that doesn’t tempt you…)

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