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HP Newquist is an American author whose books cover a wide range of topics, from medicine to music. He has also worked as an editor, musician, industry analyst, and video director.

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Career

In the 1980s, Newquist was an advanced technology business analyst in the artificial intelligence industry. He was editor and publisher of Artificial Intelligence Trends for ten years, earning him the title "Dean of AI". [1] During this time, he was also a columnist for several high technology publications, including Computerworld , Expert Systems Journal, and AI Expert magazine. The AI timeline he developed for his book The Brain Makers is frequently cited as a map of the rise and fall of the artificial intelligence industry.

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During the 1990s, Newquist was the editor-in-chief of Guitar Magazine, and wrote the Disney Channel documentary episode Going Home featuring Robbie Robertson. He also directed A Portrait, a documentary featuring John Denver. [2]

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Works

Newquist’s books include the award-winning The Great Brain Book: An Inside Look At The Inside Of Your Head, cited as an outstanding science book by the National Science Teachers Association [4] and the Children's Book Council. His 2012 book, The Book Of Blood, was a finalist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's "Science Books & Films Prize For Excellence In Science". His book For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever , with Marc Aronson, was selected as a singular book for "The Teen Age" by the New York Public Library. [5] In 2018, the NSTA and CBC awarded two of his books as among the best 21 STEM books of the year. Among his titles are:

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