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The Newton Papers: Sarah Dry ***(*) 26 June 2019 - The surprising story of how millions of words of unpublished Newton manuscripts were hidden away and sold off before gradually providing a better picture of the man. Not an easy read, but interesting.
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Artificial Intelligence: Yorick Wilks **** 22 June 2019 - There is no doubt of the importance of AI and Wilks gives us a very distinctive and thought-provoking look at this burgeoning field, from technical insights to underlining its current limitations.
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Apollo 11: David Whitehouse ***** 20 June 2019 - With just weeks to go to the 50th anniversary, Whitehouse does a great job of telling the story of the space race and the people who got Apollo 11 onto the surface of the Moon.
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Heretics of Dune: Frank Herbert **** 22 June 2019 - As my revisit of the Dune saga nears its end, some good political pondering makes Heretics interesting, though it can be a little impersonal and rushed at the end.
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Jacob's Ladder: Charlie Pike **** 14 June 2019 - I'm no fan of dystopias, but this one, set on a dying Earth in 2203, was enough of a page turning thriller to keep me glued to it.
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Breach: Eliot Peper **** 30 May 2019 - Although the main character's fight club story the book starts with is a bit off-putting, its exploration of an internet giant that has pretty much taken over the world is really interesting.
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