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jkb

jkb@books.theunseen.city

Joined 1 year, 3 months ago

Big Star Trek nerd. I love sci-fi/fantasy but I also read the classics from time to time. I'm an avid reader coming from Goodreads which I use for the Sword & Laser podcast, and because I can share via my Kindle (I know).

I'm LGBTQ+, politically independent, a pythonista, and a budding data scientist.

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Weapons of math destruction (Paperback, 2016, Allen Lane) 4 stars

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern …

This was an exceptional book. It's not heavy into statistics but gives the rationale for what is a WMD (Weapon of Math Destruction) and WMDs maybe a new term but we have been under the exploitation of WMDs well before we think. It's not a new phenomenon but it is one that we should be aware of.

Take a read and learn how about them so that we can all do better to combat them and use math to not only help describe the world but make it a better place to live in.

Six wakes (2017) 4 stars

"A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew …

Fun story

3 stars

People wake up and see their dead clones floating all around them, what is not to like? I did enjoy this book. It's a murder mystery that is heavy on the characters and their back stories. It was enjoyable as the book turned into another kind of story but right at the end of it!

I feel like there was more book to be had. Maybe there is a sequel? I haven't checked it out but I will say if you like Sci-Fi, and murder mysteries this should be satisfying. There are some aspects that are telegraphed way early but in the end everything is explained to my satisfaction. But I want an ending to it.