Robots: The Recent A.I.

Robots: The Recent A.I.

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by Rich Horton, Elizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Robert Reed
     
 

Even before Karel Capek coined the term <i>robot</i>, the idea of mechanical people fascinated us: they wanted to play one, to use their ingenuity to create in their own image. While the actual robots achievements have been stunning, the literary robots are even more amazing in the diversity of both function and metaphor.

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Overview

Even before Karel Capek coined the term <i>robot</i>, the idea of mechanical people fascinated us: they wanted to play one, to use their ingenuity to create in their own image. While the actual robots achievements have been stunning, the literary robots are even more amazing in the diversity of both function and metaphor.

From Capek’s biotech machines of <i>R.U.R.</i> to Kuttner’s <i>Proud Robot</i>, to the fictional assortment of mechanical sex toys, rebels, grandmothers, servants and masters, these machines have represented our dreams as well as our anxieties. In this anthology are the stories that represent all the many faces of robots: beautiful, hideous, and everything in between.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014114240
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
1 MB

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