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From smart sci-fi to the latest in science and technology, we talk to authors and discuss books of interest to CNET readers.

From smart sci-fi to the latest in science and technology, we talk to authors and discuss books of interest to CNET readers.
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San Francisco, CA

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From smart sci-fi to the latest in science and technology, we talk to authors and discuss books of interest to CNET readers.

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English


Episodes

Brad Thor on Backlash and the dangers of social media

7/15/2019
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The best-selling spy thriller author explains why he'll never trust Alexa.

Duration:00:29:32

Neal Stephenson uploads us into the digital afterlife (CNET Book Club)

6/27/2019
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The author of Fall, or Dodge in Hell (and creator of the Metaverse) talks about his newest sci-fi epic.

Duration:00:36:47

CNET Book Club: Blake Crouch messes with your memories in "Recursion"

6/11/2019
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The author of the Wayward Pines series dives into the nature of memory and alternate timelines in his new high-tech thriller.

Duration:00:28:18

CNET Book Club: Tim Maughan on the dangers of big data and smart cities... or what if we broke the internet?

5/17/2019
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The author of the new near-future novel Infinite Detail discusses AR, what's wrong with AI, and imagines our broken future.

Duration:00:37:42

Josh Frank on bringing the Marx Brothers and Salvador Dalí together

4/4/2019
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In Giraffes On Horseback Salad, the author and his collaborators, including Tim Heidecker, bring a long-lost film project to life.

Duration:00:25:02

Douglas Rushkoff on why we all need to join Team Human

3/23/2019
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The author of Present Shock and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus talks about his new book, and how the future of technology lies in human collaboration.

Duration:00:44:22

Holiday 2018 gift guide special

12/21/2018
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Find a great gift idea with these books that are only available, or only really work, in physical dead-tree form, from a lavishly illustrated history of Dungeons & Dragons to the creativity-inspiring Wonderbook.

Duration:00:23:49

Jaron Lanier on the future of VR and why we should all quit social media

6/20/2018
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Episode 5: The VR pioneer shows us just how much we're being manipulated by Facebook.

Duration:00:55:08

Episode 4: 'Down the River Unto the Sea' by Walter Mosley

3/19/2018
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We talk to the legendary author about his detective fiction, including a new book set in modern-day Brooklyn, as well as his genre-bending sci-fi.

Duration:00:37:55

Episode 3: 'Artemis' by Andy Weir

11/14/2017
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The best-selling author of "The Martian" tackles his next celestial body by taking the action of "Artemis" to the first city on the moon.

Duration:00:34:55

Episode 2: 'Walkaway' by Cory Doctorow

10/19/2017
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In our new podcast about tech-related books, we talk to the author of a novel that explores what happens when people just walk away from everything.

Duration:01:09:43

Episode 1: Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

8/25/2017
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In our new podcast we talk about books we think you'll like, from science and technology to sci-fi and thrillers. In this episode, author Jeff VanderMeer calls in to talk about his new post-apocalyptic novel, Borne.

Duration:00:47:45