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Will AI Replace Us? Shelly Fan *** 18 April 2019 - Some interesting thoughts on the ethics of AI and some aspects of the technology, but the odd layout of the book makes it difficult to read.
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Feynman and his Physics: Jörg Resag *** 14 April 2019 - Not great as a biography, but presents Feynman's physics in more depth than any biography - reader ideally should have A-level physics at a minimum.
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The Art of Statistics: David Spiegelhalter ***** 7 April 2019 - Gives an impressive grounding in statistics, how it is used and misused without the use of mathematical formulae. A tour de force.
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Dune: Frank Herbert ***** 22 April 2019 - Revisiting this 1965 classic, it holds up surprisingly well apart from a touch of fortune-cookie-itis and being science fantasy rather than science fiction.
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Luna: Moon Rising: Ian McDonald **** 10 April 2019 - Nasty feudal goings on on the Moon - great if you love GoT-style feuding families sagas with an SF twist.
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From Divergent Suns: Sam Peters **** 30 March 2019 - Satisfying conclusion of the SF trilogy set on Magenta. Interesting exploration of the nature of AI, plus plenty of action.
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