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Chance, Logic and Intuition: Steven Tijms **** 18 April 2021 - Combines familiar ground on where probability goes wrong with some novel insights into the history and nature of probability. Quite old fashioned, but genuinely useful insights.
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Overloaded: Ginny Smith *** 15 April 2021 - A light, entertaining view of the way that the chemicals that act both as messengers and controls in the brain influence our behaviour, feelings, memory and more. Well written, but the topic becomes a little tedious after a while.
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The God Equation: Michio Kaku *** 7 April 2021 - Primarily a whirlwind and not always accurate summary of the history of physics, but fails to convince that string theory is the real theory of everything.
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Time and Stars: Poul Anderson **** 13 April 2021 - Original thinking in this 1960s collection of five long stories - better than we remember Anderson's writing being.
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The Actuality: Paul Braddon **** 30 March 2021 - Has some flaws, but overall an engaging and enjoyable exploration of the world experienced by a near-human artificial lifeform, trying to make her way and discover herself in an inimical world.
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Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro *** 8 March 2021 - Explores a topic (robot child companion/replacement) far better covered by science fiction writers and needs a good edit down. Disappointing, if not surprising when a literary fiction author tries to do SF.
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