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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.
The author of World War Z talks about his new Minecraft novel, The Mountain.
AI researcher Janelle Shane discusses the weird, hopeful, scary and often broken world of algorithms.
Janelle Shane discusses her AI Weirdness blog, her book and what dangers AI still presents in a chaotic world.
The new novel, a sequel to The Peripheral, plays with timelines, identity, politics and what it means to be in control.
The author of Borne, Annihilation and Wonderbook joins us to talk about his new novel, holiday gift book ideas and why we're all obsessed with Watchmen.
The author joins us to talk about holiday gift book ideas and why we're all obsessed with Watchmen. Oh, and his latest work of deeply strange science fiction.
The best-selling spy thriller author explains why he'll never trust Alexa.
The best-selling spy thriller author on the dangers of disinformation and social media.
On the CNET Book Club podcast, author Neal Stephenson talks about his genre-bending latest book, Fall, or Dodge in Hell.
The author of the Wayward Pines series dives into the nature of memory and alternative timelines in his new high-tech thriller.
Author Tim Maughan talks about his near- and far-future novel, why we should fear surveillance, and gives a little hope on how we can fight back (maybe).
In Giraffes On Horseback Salad, the author and his collaborators, including Tim Heidecker, bring a long-lost film project to life.