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How Language Began: Daniel Everett *** 21 September 2017 - Powerful exploration of the origins of language, but often more philosophical argument that scientific investigation (and very much from one side of the argument).
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Life 3.0: Max Tegmark *** 19 September 2017 - Trying to explore how super-intelligent AIs would transform our world, physicist Tegmark ends up with a considerable amount of futurology.
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Testosterone Rex: Cordelia Fine **** 1 September 2017 - Winner of the Royal Society Prize for science books 2017. Fine rips into the idea that gender has an influence on our minds in this impressive polemic.
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Exodus: Alex Lamb *** 17 September 2017 - A meaty, sophisticated space opera with multiple points of view and a mix of hi-tech, bio-tech and virtual reality.
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Crashing Heaven: Al Robertson **** 11 September 2017 - An excellent SF thriller. Uses brilliant cyber concepts, including the symbiotic 'puppet' Hugo Fist, to set the scene for a life and death struggle for central character Jack Forster.
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Thought X: Rob Appleby and Ra Page (Eds.) ***** 6 September 2017 - This collection of short stories achieves the near-impossible feat of being both excellent stories and great illustrations of science/philosophy thought experiments.
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