Bit of a Tangent

022 | 6 Books You Need to Read in 2020… and 1 You Probably Shouldn’t

January 21, 2020

Gianluca presents his much-requested three non-fiction and three fiction recommendations for 2020. Jared recommends a book so long and gripping that you should probably avoid it if you have anything productive to do in the next six months. 




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Algorithms to Live By, by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths:

80000 Hours podcast with one of the authors of Algorithms to Live By:

Inadequate Equilibria by Eliezer Yudkowsky:

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007 | Game Theory, Alignment, and Civilisational Inadequacy:

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The Replacing Guilt Series by Nate Soares:

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Surfing Uncertainty by Andy Clark:

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman:

Neil Gaiman on the Tim Ferriss show:

The Metropolitan Man by Alexander Wales:

Alexander Wales on the Bayesian Conspiracy podcast:

The Metropolitan Man audiobook (free podcast):

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin:

The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu:

Worm (the webseries you should probably never read):

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