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Two new books from Luke Dormehl and Richard Yonck on the history, future and consequences of artificial intelligence.
Atwood on whether her dystopian classic is meant as a “feminist” novel, as antireligion or as a prediction.
In “Homo Deus,” Yuval Noah Harari suggests the natural end of the scientific revolution might be human obsolescence.
Elena Passarello’s essays offer meditative portraits of eminent animals from Cecil the Lion to Dürer’s rhinoceros to Mozart’s pet starling.
Five writers talked on Wednesday night about the role of journalism and literature under the presidency of Donald J. Trump.
Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, “Exit West,” and Gillian Thomas discusses Marjorie J. Spruill’s “Divided We Stand.”
Joanne Fluke, whose “Banana Cream Pie Murder” is new at No. 3, recalls some cooking disasters.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Fay Weldon’s novel “Before the War” hinges on a quirky marriage of convenience.
“The Gestapo” by Frank McDonough profiles one of the most dreaded organizations of the Third Reich.
In “Convergence,” the journalist Peter Watson maintains that all disciplines are coalescing to provide a single unified explanation for the cosmos.
In “Everything Belongs to Us,” debut novelist Yoojin Grace Wuertz has written a “Gatsby”-esque takedown of 1970s South Korea.
In Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s novel, “Harmless Like You,” Greenwich Village shapes a Japanese woman’s life in art.
In “Insomniac City,” Bill Hayes recalls his relationship with the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks.
In Mohsin Hamid’s novel “Exit West,” refugees flee war and chaos through any door they can find.
“Abandon Me,” Melissa Febos’s memoir, also touches on addiction, the work of a dominatrix and an obsession with King Philip’s War.
Three new novels apply their own spin to Gothic fiction.
In “Princess Cora and the Crocodile” by Laura Amy Schlitz and “Fish Girl” by Donna Jo Napoli, two young heroines cast off constraints.
In Amy Sarig King’s “Me and Marvin Gardens,” the hero finds a strange creature living by his creek as his family’s farm is cut up for housing.
In these four picture books, exploration awaits — along with unexpected discoveries.