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Quantum Reality: Jim Baggott **** 28 October 2020 - An excellent exploration of the interpretations of quantum physics that doesn't shy away from philosophy and gives good explanations of obscure variants such as quantum Bayesianism.
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The Fate of Schrödinger's Cat: James Stein *** 24 October 2020 - explores a number of mind-boggling and counter-intuitive statistical scenarios, starting with the Monty Hall problem. A number are based on Blackwell's bet - a truly bizarre outcome, but difficult to follow.
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How to Make the World Add Up: Tim Harford **** 22 October 2020 - Rather than simply pulling apart dodgy statistics, the book gives us a series of guidelines for assessing statistics and using them effectively. Heavier than Harford's radio show, but approachable.
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Machine: Elizabeth Bear **** 20 October 2020 - James White's Sector General space hospital stories meet Iain M. Banks in this impressively woven SF thriller. Too much inner monologue, but still a great novel.
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Hard Time: Jodi Taylor **** 17 October 2020 - A strong addition to Taylor's humorous time travel books, focusing on the Time Police who try to preserve the timeline. Page turning adventure.
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Entanglements: Sheila Williams (Ed.) *** 14 October 2020 - Ten short SF stories on themes of families and relationships. Some are five star brilliant, others really don't work. But worth reading for those good ones.
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