Man Vs Machine

Man Vs Machine

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by Martin H. Greenberg
     
 

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Fifteen original tales envision ever-more sophisticated technology-and the repercussions on humankind...

As our world and daily lives become more and more involved with and dependent on complex technology, concern over what the future holds increases. If computers develop genuine Artificial Intelligence will they still willingly serve humankind? If the machines

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Fifteen original tales envision ever-more sophisticated technology-and the repercussions on humankind...

As our world and daily lives become more and more involved with and dependent on complex technology, concern over what the future holds increases. If computers develop genuine Artificial Intelligence will they still willingly serve humankind? If the machines rebel, can we shut them down? And what kind of world would we be left with if we did?

These are just a few of the questions explored in fifteen brand-new stories by some of science fiction's most visionary minds-inventive and cautionary tales about some of the futures we may be building for ourselves right now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756404369
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
07/03/2007
Series:
DAW Book Collectors Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Martin H. Greenberg was honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Man Vs Machine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The premise hooked this reviewer who has always been fascinated by technology especially artificial intelligence since reading an early Fantastic 4 comic book involving Galactus first coming to dine on planet earth enhanced by the real first Star Wars and as John Helfers mentions in the Introduction the Terminator thrillers. Thus my bias is evident. To the credit of the contributors each of the tales is well written using varying approaches to the underlying theme of MAN VS. MACHINE. For instance ¿The Historian¿s Apprentice¿ by S. Andrew Swann looks back to how we got into the mess we are in today while the ¿Last of the Fourth¿ by Bill Fawcett focuses on military sci fi as machine and man battle for supremacy. Each of the fifteen new short stories are fun to read as we have come a long way baby since ¿Sarah Connor versus a killer robot from the future¿ as affirmed by this strong anthology. ---- Harriet Klausner