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Journey to the Edge of Reason: Stephen Budiansky *** 3 June 2021 - There is no doubt that there is plenty of interesting material here, but far too much history, philosophical context and detail on obscure academics that Gödel interacted with, and not enough on the man himself.
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Shape: Jordan Ellenberg *** 30 May 2021 - Although Ellenberg failed to convince me that geometry is the foundation of many of the topics he discusses, there is material to interest the reader here.
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Livewired: David Eagleman **** 28 May 2021 - Interesting insights into the remarkable plasticity of the human brain and how it gives us our capabilities. Writing style occasionally irritating, but overall very good.
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Kings of a Dead World: Jamie Mollart **** 10 June 2021 - A dark dystopia featuring a fascinating (if unlikely) future world where most of the people are kept asleep most of the time and the entire culture is transformed.
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Make Shift: Gordon Lichfield (Ed.) *** 9 June 2021 - A collection of SF stories with a message - tech can make things better after a pandemic - one standout story, but the theme seems to have led to a lack of good storytelling elsewhere. Some good ideas, though.
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Science Fiction: Sherryl Vint ** 7 June 2021 - This book on the nature of science fiction seems to totally miss the point about what SF is - but it's interesting to see an attempt at an academic assessment.
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