• The hard science is explained with beautiful clarity, and a characteristic mischievous wit ... a bracing corrective

    Steven Poole, Guardian
  • This restlessly thoughtful and forward-looking book ... is partly a defence of a lifetime's ideas, but mostly an argument about how AI is soon to overtake us - and what that means for our species

    James McConnachie, The Times
  • Leavened with wit and optimism ... Novacene is the collected wisdom of an elder of our tribe which more than repays the short time it takes to read

    Stephen Cave, Financial Times