Book recommendations – June 2019

My new book recommendations with a mix of fiction and non-fiction.

  • The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells. A must read book on the climate emergency and the impact it is having and could have in different aspects of the earth and humankind. I think we all need to understand better the implications of the climate crisis the planet is having.
  • Phshing for Phools by George A. Akerlof and Rober J. Shiller Interesting economic research that shows that the invisible hand of the market not necessarily generate the best outcome for buyers.
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by journalist John Carreyrou. Great chronicle of the rise and fall of the startup Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes.
  • AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee. An interesting non-fiction work that describes the evolution of AI technology in the US and China presenting possible future scenarios. Worth it if you want to know more about the dynamics of AI technology.
  • What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye by Will Gompertz. Worth it reading if you want to know more about the history and evolution of the modern art. It dedicates plenty of chapters to explain how many of the modern art movements started and why. Interesting read if you like modern and contemporary art.
  • Remembrance of Earth’s Past science fiction trilogy (Individual novels titled The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest and Death’s End) by Liu Cixin. If you like science fiction, don’t miss this great hard science trilogy with a Chinese point of view, very different from what I’m used to in other science fiction. It won a science fiction Hugo Award for Best Novel, in 2015. Looking forward to reading more from the author.
  • Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang. An entertaining science fiction novelette. First Chinese science fiction I read.

Enjoy.

Here is my previous recommendation.

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