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Beyond Zero and One: Machines, Psychedelics, and Consciousness

POPULAR SCIENCE|TECHNOLOGY “A splendidly mind-bending book, which mashes up Alan Turing, The Matrix, Immanuel Kant, “zombie AI”, Leibniz, and research on psychedelic drugs.” —The Guardian “Andrew Smart deftly shows why it’s time for us to think deeply about thinking machines before they begin thinking deeply about us.” —Douglas Rushkoff, author, Escaping the Growth Trap, Present […]

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Clementine Churchill: The Wife of the Lion (Clementine Churchill: La femme du lion))

BIOGRAPHY “A book that reads like one of those big English novels that you do not let go of until you know how it ends.” – Le Journal du Dimanche “[Clementine Churchill] is an unusual and spirited romantic work: perhaps the indisputable proof that love, this fantastic creature, exists for real.” – Le Parisien When […]

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Esther’s Notebooks (Les Cahiers d’Esther)

COMICS – SERIES After his comic strip La Vie secrète des jeunes (The Secret Life of Youth, which ran in the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo for 10 years), a new chronicle of our times by Riad Sattouf that is being pre-published in serial format in the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur is now available […]

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Atlas of Positive Economics (L’Atlas de la planète positive)

REFERENCE | ILLUSTRATED BOOK There is hope for the future. A richly illustrated atlas of 1000 positive initiatives to make the world a better place. Throughout the world, people are making positive economic initiatives. The last five years have shown an unprecedented effervescence in projects with a positive social and environmental impact, all destined to […]

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Who Are Daesh? Understanding the New Terrorism (Qui est Daech?)

CURRENT AFFAIRS ‘Is time too important to be left to the physicists and their measuring devices?’ That was the issue at stake in a 1922 debate between Albert Einstein and philosopher Henri Bergson, celebrated at the time and wonderfully recovered in Jimena Canales’s new book. “A fascinating look at a pivotal moment in how we […]

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The Tender Kiss of the Tyrannosaurus (Le tendre baiser du tyrannosaure)

UPMARKET FICTION Charming characters and a unique writing’s style made this reading a real crush. Agnès Abécassis’ style shows itself, again, addicting and brilliant. – All Time Readings For your pleasure, there is a little bit of picturesque, quirky and crazy that become true moments of grace.  – Oblikon A pretty mural of endearing characters, all […]

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My Barbaric Years (Mes années barbares)

MEMOIR “The book that will change our point of view towards homeless people.” – Tout pour les femmes “Having an apartment is a little bit surrealistic. Me, I still have half of my brain in homeless mode. They give us the apartment but we are not used to it. We keep sleeping outside and we […]

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Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce are Fragmenting the World Wide Web

GEOPOLITICS|TECHNOLOGY “This is not your ordinary history of the Internet. Scott Malcomson has brilliantly extended the connections between Silicon Valley and the military back far beyond DARPA—back, in fact, to World War I. If you want to understand the conflict between cyberspace utopians and the states and corporations who seek to dominate our virtual lives, […]

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Song of the Sea (Le goût du large)

LITERARY FICTION There are some amazing stories in there. Read it! – Jean-Pierre Elkabbach in ‘Bibliothèque Médicis’ on Public Sénat You make us dream. This is a book that makes us dream, really exceptional and very well written. – Philippe Vallet in ‘Le livre du jour’ on France Info Very successful, very beautiful… A delicate […]

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Crazy for Art (Un fou dans l’art)

MEMOIR The extraordinary destiny of an ordinary bipolar “I calculated that in less than two months, I had spent over fifteen million euros on various purchases of works of art and the acquisition of a piece land next to the sea. And I am not including in this amount expenses related to my billionaire lifestyle. […]

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