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Recently, I read a novel, L'anomalia [The Anomaly] (Figure 1), edited by a major Italian publisher and authored by a colleague of mine, Massimiliano Pieraccini (University of Florence). The book can be defined as a “scientific thriller.” It obviously deals with a murder and an investigation, but all the rest is absolutely “scientific.” During a conference in Erice, Sicily (Figure 2), a scientist has a sudden illness and dies. Shortly before, he had declared that he was dealing with the Catt's electromagnetic “anomaly.” This is the beginning of a spy story where the science and its paradoxes are the protagonists. The book has been a bestseller in Italy and is under translation for the foreign market.
Date of Publication: December 2012