Shirley Jackson's specialty - theoretical physics - isn't written about in books; current topics are mostly discussed in scholarly journals written for expert audiences. Dr. Jackson did, however, recommend several general-interest publications. They are: PHYSICS TODAY (Published monthly by the American Institute of Physics, 335 E. 45th St., New York, NY 10017.)
Updates on physics research around the world; contains feature articles and a section on changes in government and legislation that may affect the physics world.
SCIENCE NEWS (Published weekly by Science Service, 1719 N St., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20036.)
Articles and announcements of research results that appeared in other scientific journals.
SCIENCE MAGAZINE (Published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, 1333 H St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.)
Professional, peer-reviewed journal of scientific research. It has a substantial section on technological breakthroughs, as well as news of the scientific and public policy communities.
IEEE SPECTRUM (Published monthly by the Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017-2394.)
Feature articles, editorials, reviews, and news briefs on subjects related to electrical and electronics engineering.