Robert A Heinlein, Starman Jones
The Heinlein juveniles are dear to my heart, and I occasionally pick one up to re-read. Starman Jones was the first (and the first Heinlein) that I read, aged about 12 (so around 1980!).
The plot of the book revolves around the use of log tables, which I'm just old enough to have done at school (probably a year or so after first reading it). The prompt to pick it up was an exchange in a Discord channel about log tables (in the context of AD&D).
It took me months, but I've finished this great collection of short stories. I find that if I read too many short stories one after another I loose the effect, so I'm treated it as a book to dip into. Well worth the effort.
Number 2 of this magazine, which keeps up the high standard of No 1 (which I read back in June). I keep thinking I should do a proper review of both issues.
Myngs, Narbrough and Shovell
Biography of the aforesaid admirals. Another study of the Restoration navy.