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, (). This is a sum­mary of the re­vi­sion-his­tory RSS feed, over­lap­ping with my & ; 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: