We, Robots: Artificial Intelligence in 100 Stories (Hardback)
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We, Robots: Artificial Intelligence in 100 Stories (Hardback)

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Published: 10/12/2020
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Artificial intelligence in 100 stories.

To ready us for the inevitable, here are 100 of the best short stories ever written - most of them by humans - about robots and artificial minds. Read them while you can, learn from them, and make your preparations...

From 1837 through to the present day, from Charles Dickens to Cory Doctorow, this collection contains the most diverse collection of robots ever assembled. Anthropomorphic robots, invertebrate AIs, thuggish metal lumps and wisps of manufactured intelligence so delicate if you blinked you might miss them. The literature of robots and artificial intelligence is so wildly diverse, in both tone and intent, that our stories form six thematic collections.

It's Alive! is about inventors and their creations.

Following the Money drops robots into the day-to-day business of living.

Owners and Servants considers the human potentials and pitfalls of owning and maintaining robots.

Changing Places looks at what happens at the blurred interface between human and machine minds.

All Hail the New Flesh waves goodbye to the physical boundaries that once separated machines from their human creators.

Succession considers the future of human and machine consciousnesses - in so far as we might have one.

With 100 stories spanning an order of magnitude more pages, Simon Ings's We, Robots is the new overlord of all robot literary compendiums. Welcome it.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781789540918
Number of pages: 1032
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A glorious delve into the many guises of robots and artificial intelligences. There is a wealth and a range in the stories that have clearly been chosen with some thought ... This book is a joy and a triumph. There's nothing artificial about this one - We, Robots shows us a book not afraid to show us the genre's past but more importantly where it is going. Recommended most highly, and definitely one of my books of the year' SFF World.
'We, Robots: Artificial Intelligence in 100 Stories is the new cyborg overlord of literary compendiums ... The scope and variety of this short story collection is impressive' Independent.
PRAISE FOR SIMON INGS:
'Simon Ings goes into orbit as a science fiction master' Daily Mail.
'Entertaining and intelligent' Time Out, Hot Head.
'Both intriguing and unsettling. You should read Simon Ings' iD Magazine.
'Simon Ings, my telepathic abilities tell me, has a serious career ahead of him' Guardian.
'A grim, gripping and unrelenting tale' Irish Independent, on Painkillers.

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“Interesting Sci-Fi with a story for everyone!”

This book had an interesting selection for a book of short tales. A decent enough anthology for any Sci-Fi reader. However, some of the stories are dull, but that goes for any short stories, you really have to stick... More

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“Read it before they take over...”

This is a beast of a book, nigh-on 1,000 pages concerning all manner of robots and artificial intelligences.
The stories range from the thoughtful and prophetic to sinister and satirical and will really make you think... More

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“Each story is a miniature treasure”

I flew through reading this fantastic collection of short stories. The tales in "We, Robots" cover a huge range of time in terms of when they were written, and it was fascinating to see how changing... More

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