Reviews

  • A desperately important book, Science Fictions brilliantly exposes the fragility of the science on which lives, livelihoods and our whole society depend ... Required reading for everyone

    ADAM RUTHERFORD, author of How to Argue With a Racist
  • The most important science story of our times ... evocative and engaging ... sometimes funny, sometimes shocking

    Unherd
  • Fascinating ... important

    Sunday Times
  • Thrilling ... Ritchie reminds us that another world is possible

    The Times
  • Excellent ... we need better science. That's why books like this are so important

    Evening Standard
  • Entertaining ... revelatory ... brilliantly highlights the problems in current practices and sets out a path towards new ones

    Daily Mail
  • Ritchie's engaging tour of the dark side of research [...] has rumbled science's guilty secret ... the tragedy is that the current system does not just overlook our foibles, it amplifies them ... he's entertaining company ... an illuminating and thoughtful guide. Ultimately, he comes to praise science, not to bury it

    ROGER HIGHFIELD, Literary Review
  • An engagingly accessible set of cautionary tales to show how science and scientists can be led astray, in some instances with fatal consequences ... clear-eyed and chillingly accurate ... should be compulsory reading for anyone involved in the communication of science to policy makers and to the public

    GINA RIPPON, author of The Gendered Brain
  • Gripping tales of increasing recent villainy and bias in the laboratory, which should worry those of us who love science

    MATT RIDLEY, author of How Innovation Works
  • All the replication-failure and scientific-misconduct stories you've ever heard are here - along with more that you haven't ... This comprehensive collection of mishaps, misdeeds and tales of caution is the great strength of Ritchie's offering ... Ritchie's four themes carve complex, interconnected issues at natural joints, and allow his case studies to shine

    Fiona Fidler, Nature

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