October 2017 News

October 2017 Gwern.net newsletter with links on heritability, AlphaGo Zero, peer review, gifted-and-talented; 1 book & 1 movie review.
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This is the October 2017 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter⁠; previous, September 2017 (archives). This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with my Changelog⁠; brought to you by my donors on Patreon⁠.

Writings

Media

Books

Nonfiction:

Fiction:

  • ⁠, Steven D. Carter
  • Twig⁠, Wildbow (better than Pact, focusing on small-group dynamics, but I found the ultimately political arc less interesting than the worldbuilding which is mostly discarded halfway through, a number of subplots whimpering out, and Wildbow succumbs to pacing problems halfway again like in Pact & Worm, with several long dull arcs which badly need to be cut down to size)

Film/TV

Live-action:

Music

Touhou: