Humans Need Not Apply

It isn’t ‘science fiction’ anymore. . .

Review by Grady Harp

Author Jerry Kaplan gained international recognition with his book “Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure” and is now a well-traveled speaker and futurist as well as a serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, co-founder of four Silicon Valley startups, two of which became publicly traded companies. He is currently a Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. He also teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Computer Science Department, Stanford University. He holds a BA (1972) from the University of Chicago in History and Philosophy of Science, and an MSE (1975) and PhD (1979) in Computer and Information Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics, from the University of Pennsylvania. Continue reading

The Gift of Alzheimers

‘Forgotten or repressed material surfaces in a state of diminished consciousness.’ – Carl Jung

Review by Grady Harp

Scottish author Maggie La Tourelle is now based in London as a writer, therapist and teacher. She has worked in the field of holistic healthcare for thirty years integrating psychotherapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), kinesiology, and healing. At a personal level she has ten years hands-on experience helping to care for both her parents at the end of their lives. Her book PRINCIPLES OF KINESIOLOGY is a global classic an now THE GIFT OF ALZHEIMERS promises to rise to the same level of importance. Continue reading

Others Will Enter the Gates

‘I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’ – Emma Lazarus, 1883

Review by Grady Harp

The editor of this impressive collection of works by immigrant poets is Abayomi Animashaun, a Nigerian émigré whose poems have appeared in such journals as 5A.M., African American Review, Southern Indiana Review, Diode, The Adirondack Review, The Drunken Boat, and The Cortland Review. He is the author of two poetry collections published by Black Lawrence Press, THE GIVING OF PEARS (2010), winner of the 2008 Hudson Prize, and SAILING FOR ITHACA (2014). He teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Knowing well the works of many of these poets (e.g., Jee Leong Koh, Ocean Vuong, Lisa Birwan and others), this book is particularly fascinating. Continue reading

King Pawn

‘Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.’
—Friedrich Nietzsche

Review by Grady Harp

Indian author Raj Nellooli (born in Kerala grew up in Trivandrum) completed his studies with a Masters degree, leading to working abroad in banking, as a management consultant and director of multinational banks, oil and gas corporations, and international NGOs throughout the globe. He is a writer not only of novels and short stories and business articles but also Indian musical compositions! He is a member of Mensa International and a visiting Professor for MBA programs.

As an author profoundly concerned about and involved in the crises such as the story of this excellent book, Raj opens his tale with an address to the reader that invites quoting: ‘This is a story, not history. Continue reading

The Thyroid Cure

‘To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.’ Chinese Proverb

Review by Grady Harp

Author Michelle Corey has impressive credentials for bringing this welcome, controversial book and concept to our attention. Michelle studied holistic nutrition at Clayton College of Natural Health, and functional medical protocols at the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics and is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, health care advocate, researcher and author. She is an advisor to the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics and the Functional Medical University, teaching doctors how to integrate Functional Medical protocols into their practices. She is also a member of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants and gives personal assistance to people who suffer from complex autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, offering Functional Mind-Body healing retreats in Taos, New Mexico. This is her debut book and an impressive one it is! Continue reading