New Scientist’s weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn’t miss
The Handmaid’s Tale begins a fifth, possibly final, season with June (Elisabeth Moss, pictured) working against Gilead’s repressive theocracy. On Hulu in the US from 14 September, but UK viewers must wait.
A World in a Shell is “real-world” philosopher Thom van Dooren’s cultural and ecological analysis of Hawaii’s land snails. The islands once had more than 750 species, almost two-thirds of which are now extinct. On sale 13 September.
British Science Festival is Europe’s longest-standing science festival, taking place this year in Leicester, UK. Enjoy science rapper Jon Chase, real-life dragons, creative AI and more. …