Book Review: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Sci has very little shame when it comes to certain things. Book procurement is one of them, and when she found out that Mary Roach (the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex) was coming out with another book, she had no hesitation in going right to the source and sending a polite begging letter (with remarkably little fan-girling) asking for a review copy.
And when it arrived in the mail, Sci may not may not have danced around a little. And she definitely put aside everyone else she was reading and pounced on the book (sorry, guys).
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, by Mary Roach.
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Sci has been VERY busy the past few weeks. Extremely busy. Crazy things are afoot, my friends.

You see, a few days after Sci resigned from Scienceblogs and headed back here to her own little digs, whispers began arriving in her email. What if…there was another place. What if…the bloggers ruled themselves. And what if…aw heck, well we can TRY can’t we?!

Scientopia is born!


From now until the forseeable future, this site is going dormant again, as Sci heads off to a new future with the bloggers of SCIENTOPIA!!!!

It’s going to be a cool thing, you guys. This building from the ground up is some seriously hard work, but we think we’ve got a group of people who can work together, blog together, and discuss with each other and with bloggers elsewhere. And we think we may be able to provide some good sciencey entertainment.

So come and join us!!! And adjust your RSS feeds!