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Little Book of Video Games

by Melissa Brinks Running Press Adult (July 13, 2020)

Revisit your favorites, find something new, or play your way through this light-hearted guide to the most celebrated and iconic arcade, console, and computer games from the 1950s to the 2000s.

An accessible,...


Dot Con

by James Veitch Hachette Books (June 01, 2020)

From viral comedy sensation James Veitch (as seen on TED, Conan, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) comes a collection of laugh-out-loud funny exchanges with email scammers.

The Nigerian prince eager to...


51 Amazing Sci-Fi Short Stories

by Del Lester Rey, L. Ron Hubbard, Murray Leinster & Keith Laumer et al. Unabridgd (November 21, 2020)

Rayguns, aliens, gorgeous women and unsavory evil-doers: 51 Amazing Science Fiction Short Stories collects some of the finest short sci-fi ever written, from masters such as L. Ron Hubbard, Ray Cummings, Lester...


The Philip K. Dick Collection

by Philip K. Dick Cedro Classics (September 09, 2020)

Philip K. Dick's work explored philosophical, social, and political themes, with stories dominated by monopolistic corporations, alternative universes, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness....


Cyber Hacking

by Scientific American & George Newbern Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2020)

Cyberspace has certainly transformed the world. From media and communications to banking, an increasing number of daily activities is performed online. We are living digital lifestyles. While this transformation...


The Rules of Contagion

by Adam Kucharski Basic Books (July 06, 2020)

From ideas and infections to financial crises and fake news, an "utterly timely" look at why the science of outbreaks is the science of modern life

These days, whenever anything spreads, whether it's a YouTube...


We Know It When We See It

by Richard Masland Basic Books (March 09, 2020)

A Harvard researcher investigates the human eye in this insightful account of what vision reveals about intelligence, learning, and the greatest mysteries of neuroscience.

Spotting a face in a crowd is so easy,...


The Reality Game

by Samuel Woolley PublicAffairs (January 06, 2020)

Fake news posts and Twitter trolls were just the beginning. What will happen when misinformation moves from our social media feeds into our everyday lives?

Online disinformation stormed our political process...


You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

by Janelle Shane Voracious (November 04, 2019)

As heard on NPR's "Science Friday," discover the book recommended by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant: an "accessible, informative, and hilarious" introduction to the weird and wonderful...


I Am a Strange Loop

by Douglas Hofstadter & Greg Baglia Hachette Book Group (September 25, 2018)

Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, ?I? arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here?

I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and...


We Are the Nerds

by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin & Chloe Cannon Hachette Books (October 02, 2018)

Reddit hails itself as ?the front page of the Internet.? It?s the fourth most-visited website in the United States?and yet, millions of Americans have no idea what it is.

We Are the Nerds is a riveting look...


Risk!

by A. J. Jacobs, Aisha Tyler, Others & Sarah Mollo-Christensen et al. Hachette Book Group (July 17, 2018)

A diverse collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us.

Collecting the most celebrated stories from...


The Social Organism

by Oliver Luckett & Michael J. Casey Hachette Books (November 15, 2016)

A groundbreaking book that illuminates how social media functions on a global scale, how human culture is evolving with it, and how we can master digital content for good and for profit.

The cofounder of three...


From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet

by John Naughton Quercus (January 06, 2014)

John Naughton is The Observer's "Networker" columnist, a prominent blogger, and vice president of Wolfson College, Cambridge. The Times has said of his writing, "[it] draws on more than two decades of study...


The Art of Statistics

by David Spiegelhalter Basic Books (September 02, 2019)

The definitive guide to statistical thinking

Statistics are everywhere, as integral to science as they are to business, and in the popular media hundreds of times a day. In this age of big data, a basic grasp...


What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

by Leah Price Basic Books (August 19, 2019)

Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated Do you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books...


Cult of the Dead Cow

by Joseph Menn PublicAffairs (June 03, 2019)

The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom, and even democracy itself.

Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most...


The Doomsday Calculation

by William Poundstone Little, Brown Spark (June 03, 2019)

From the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, a fascinating look at how an equation that foretells the future is transforming everything we know about life, business, and the universe.

In the 18th...


The Big Nine

by Amy Webb PublicAffairs (March 04, 2019)

A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.

We like to think that we are in control of the future...


Deep Medicine

by Eric Topol Basic Books (March 11, 2019)

A Science Friday pick for book of the year, 2019

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care

Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient...


The New Childhood

by Jordan Shapiro Little, Brown and Company (December 30, 2018)

A provocative look at the new, digital landscape of childhood and how to navigate it.

In The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro provides a hopeful counterpoint to the fearful hand-wringing that has come to define...


The Model Thinker

by Scott E. Page Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

Work with data like a pro using this guide that breaks down how to organize, apply, and most importantly, understand what you are analyzing in order to become a true data ninja.

From the stock market to genomics...


Dawn of the Code War

by John P. Carlin & Garrett M. Graff PublicAffairs (October 15, 2018)

The inside story of how America's enemies launched a cyber war against us-and how we've learned to fight back

With each passing year, the internet-linked attacks on America's interests have grown in both frequency...


We Are the Nerds

by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin Hachette Books (October 01, 2018)

Named a Best Book of 2018 by Fast Company, this is a "sharply written and brilliantly reported" (Shelf Awareness) look inside Reddit, the wildly popular, often misunderstood website that has changed the culture...


RISK!

by Kevin Allison Hachette Books (July 16, 2018)

A "fascinating" (MetroSource) collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us.

Collecting the most celebrated...


The Book of Why

by Judea Pearl & Dana Mackenzie Basic Books (May 14, 2018)

A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence

"Correlation is not causation." This mantra,...


Make It Rain!

by Donna Beech, Areva Martin & Dr. Phil McGraw Center Street (March 19, 2018)

What if you could get in front of millions of prospects with the avid endorsement of famous influencers -- without spending a dime?

It's happening right in front of you every day. Guest experts on TV, radio,...


The Mathematical Corporation

by Josh Sullivan & Angela Zutavern PublicAffairs (June 05, 2017)

The most powerful weapon in business today is the alliance between the mathematical smarts of machines and the imaginative human intellect of great leaders. Together they make the mathematical corporation, the...


Surveillance Valley

by Yasha Levine PublicAffairs (February 05, 2018)

The internet is the most effective weapon the government has ever built.

In this fascinating book, investigative reporter Yasha Levine uncovers the secret origins of the internet, tracing it back to a Pentagon...


Data for the People

by Andreas Weigend Basic Books (January 30, 2017)

A long-time chief data scientist at Amazon shows how open data can make everyone, not just corporations, richer

Every time we Google something, Facebook someone, Uber somewhere, or even just turn on a light,...


Alone Together

by Sherry Turkle Basic Books (November 06, 2017)

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall...


The Perfect Bet

by Adam Kucharski Basic Books (September 25, 2017)

"An elegant and amusing account.... Anyone planning to enter a casino or place an online bet would be advised to keep this book handy." --Wall Street Journal

For the past 500 years, gamblers-led by mathematicians...


Move Fast and Break Things

by Jonathan Taplin Little, Brown and Company (April 17, 2017)

The book that started the Techlash.

A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors...


The Art of Invisibility

by Kevin Mitnick Little, Brown and Company (February 13, 2017)

Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy...


The Social Organism

by Oliver Luckett & Michael Casey Hachette Books (November 14, 2016)

"A must-read for business leaders and anyone who wants to understand all the implications of a social world." -- Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company

From tech visionaries...


The Red Web

by Andrei Soldatov & Irina Borogan PublicAffairs (September 07, 2015)

A Library Journal Best Book of 2015

A NPR Great Read of 2015

The Internet in Russia is either the most efficient totalitarian tool or the device by which totalitarianism will be overthrown. Perhaps both.

On the...


The Tetris Effect

by Dan Ackerman PublicAffairs (September 05, 2016)

The definitive story of a game so great, even the Cold War couldn't stop it

Tetris is perhaps the most instantly recognizable, popular video game ever made. But how did an obscure Soviet programmer, working...


The Crowdsourceress

by Alex Daly PublicAffairs (March 27, 2017)

"Neil Young's Pono campaign was the third most successful hardware campaign of all time, and Alex deserves much of the credit, second only to Neil, of course. The Crowdsourceress will give you everything you...


The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

by Shoshana Zuboff PublicAffairs (January 14, 2019)

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and...


Deep Thinking

by Garry Kasparov & Mig Greengard PublicAffairs (May 01, 2017)

Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating...


Crash Override

by Zoe Quinn PublicAffairs (September 04, 2017)

You've heard the stories about the dark side of the internet -- hackers, #gamergate, anonymous mobs attacking an unlucky victim, and revenge porn -- but they remain just that: stories. Surely these things would...


The Patient Will See You Now

by Eric Topol Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

The essential guide by one of America's leading doctors to how digital technology enables all of us to take charge of our health

A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment...


Rise of the Robots

by Martin Ford Basic Books (May 04, 2015)

The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives

Winner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes...


The Master Algorithm

by Pedro Domingos Basic Books (September 21, 2015)

A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our own

In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent...


How to Be Fine

by Jolenta Greenberg & Kristen Meinzer HarperAudio (March 17, 2020)

A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn?t, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast.

In each episode of their podcast By the Book,...


What to Think About Machines That Think

by John Brockman, Brett Barry & Lisa Larsen HarperAudio (October 06, 2015)

Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today?s most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of ?machines that think.?

Stephen Hawking recently made headlines by noting, ?The development of full...


The Man Who Knew Too Much

by David Leavitt & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2014)

A "skillful, literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted geniuswho helped create the modern computer

To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day,Alan Turing proposed an imaginary...


Shame Nation

by Sue Scheff, Erin Bennett & Melissa Schorr Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

In today's digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away.

A rogue tweet can bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological...


The Future of Violence

by Benjamin Wittes, Gabriella Blum & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (March 10, 2015)

From drone warfare in theMiddle East to digital spying by the National Security Agency, the USgovernment has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesomeeffect. But what happens when ordinary people...


@War

by Shane Harris & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2014)

A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of thefuture are already being fought today

The United States military currently views cyberspace as the"fifth domain" of warfare--alongside land, sea, air,...