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Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham
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This is a short read – maybe half an hour or so – and reads more like a textbook than anything else. Anecdotes are fairly brief, most is an explanation in the form of a graphic novel. Fine, but somewhat lacking in depth – although I don’t feel like I ...more
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Numbers Rule by George G. Szpiro
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Voting is a hard problem: how do you come to a group consensus between multiple options? And how do you divide representation between constituencies?

Lots of people have tried to answer these questions, and this book has an enjoyable and detailed acco
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Manx Fairy Tales by Sophia Morrison
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A pleasant book of Manx fairy tales. I was vaguely familiar with some of these, and it covers a lot of material – I learnt quite a lot.

I don’t know much else about Manx mythology or geography, and I think that would make it easier to follow – at time
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The Earth After Us by Jan Zalasiewicz
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What If? by Randall Munroe
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Funny and interesting. The style is very similar to the “What If” essays on the XKCD website – a mixture of scientific fact, acerbic wit and cartoonish humour. (Indeed, several of the chapters seem to be lifted directly from the original articles.)

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A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky  Chambers
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I very much enjoyed this book. Another thoughtfully-written story in the Wayfarers universe.

When I first heard of this, I assumed it was a sequel to *A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet*. Technically, it is (we meet the two main characters there, and
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Programmed Inequality by Marie Hicks
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The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
" I used to have a copy of this – can’t remember if I still have it. Maybe check the shelves in my room? "
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Mind the Gap by Emily Kearns
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Fun little book of trivia about the London Underground. Good flow, interesting facts, lots of stuff about the history of the Underground I didn’t know before.
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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua
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Really enjoyed it. The book is part-comic, part-footnote, with the footnote commentary providing snippets of a biography for Babbage and Lovelace.

I found the comic sections very funny, and now I have all sorts of fluffy feelings for Babbage and Lovel
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