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Reset: Ronald Deibert *** 14 January 2021 - An important topic - dealing with the dangers of the state and corporates using the internet for surveillance - but not written in a readable fashion, and lacking balance and effective solutions.
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Human: Amanda Rees and Charlotte Sleigh *** 11 January 2021 - Intriguing approach of treating humans as another animal in a natural history series spoiled by focusing on sociology rather than biology.
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Math Without Numbers: Milo Beckman ***** 9 January 2021 - A brilliant guide to the nature of pure mathematics - doing so without using numbers proves surprisingly liberating. A delight.
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Gallowglass: S. J. Morden **** 24 December 2020 - Runaway rich boy Jack (with distinct echoes of Starman Jones) becomes an astrogator on a dodgy asteroid capture mission. Impressive combination of page-turning action and attention to detail.
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The Man Who Ate the World: Frederik Pohl **** 7 December 2020 - Classic short stories from the late 50s demonstrate to the full Pohl's remarkable ability to turn the world on its head.
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Set My Heart to Five: Simon Stephenson **** 17 November 2020 - Written from the viewpoint of a 'bot' that gains feelings, clever combination of observation of the human condition with the language and theory of film (even if the science is a bit flaky).
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