Robots: The Recent A.I.

Robots: The Recent A.I.

by Rachel Swirsky, Elizabeth Bear, Aliette De Bodard, Cory Doctorow, Robert Reed
     
 
  • From Kapek's biotech machines of R.U.R. to Kuttner's Proud Robot to the fictional assortment of mechanical sex toys, rebels, grandmothers, servants, and masters, these machines have represented our dreams as well as our anxieties. We love these literary creations but fear them as well. Stories from the last decade representing the many faces of robots —

Overview

  • From Kapek's biotech machines of R.U.R. to Kuttner's Proud Robot to the fictional assortment of mechanical sex toys, rebels, grandmothers, servants, and masters, these machines have represented our dreams as well as our anxieties. We love these literary creations but fear them as well. Stories from the last decade representing the many faces of robots — beautiful, hideous, and everything in between.

Editorial Reviews

Cory Doctorow, Rachel Swirsky, Robert Reed, Sandra McDonald, James Patrick Kelly, and Mike Resnick are just a few of the writers and artists featured in this gathering of graphic stories about artificial intelligence and the harbingers, wanted and unwanted, of the future.

James Killen

Library Journal
This anthology spans a decade of robot literature, from "Droplet" (2002), Benjamin Rosenbaum's story of two robots unexpectedly given their freedom with no idea how to use it, to Lavie Tidhar's "Under the Eaves" (2012), a previously unpublished tale about a forbidden love between human and robot. In between, other stories explore the idea of djinns as artificial intelligences (Ian McDonald's "The Djinn's Wife"), pay homage to Isaac Asimov's classic in an updated tale of robots, their duties, and their rights (Cory Doctorow's "I Robot"), and more. VERDICT Lovers of all things robotic will enjoy this 21st-century collection of stories about the attempt to create an artificial human.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607013181
Publisher:
Prime Books LLC
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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