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Deep Utopia: Nick Bostrom *** 18 April 2024 - A daring experiment, exploring what life would be like if technology had fixed everything with AI doing everything, but so confusing it's ultimately a noble failure.
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Splinters of Infinity: Mark Wolverton **** 9 April 2024 - A detailed dive into the largely forgotten dispute between Millikan and Compton over the nature of cosmic rays. Can seem a bit samey, but this reflects the nature of real scientific endeavour.
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Accidental: Tim James *** 4 April 2024 - Fun and furious dash through a whole range of accidental inventions and discoveries, if somewhat marred by errors.
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Robots and Empire: Isaac Asimov **** 4 March 2024 - The last of Asimov's robot novels has more satisfying content than its predecessor, though it is still far too wordy in interminable discussions.
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The Robots of Dawn: Isaac Asimov *** 26 February 2024 - Revisiting his robot novels 30 years on, Asimov's style has changed from energetic to lugubrious. Nice ideas, but tries too hard to dovetail with the Foundation series.
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The Naked Sun: Isaac Asimov **** 19 February 2024 - Asimov's second novel featuring detective Elijah Baley takes him to a strange society where robots are everywhere: better than The Caves of Steel all round.
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