Robots: The Recent A.I.

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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.
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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.
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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unexpectedly given their freedom with no idea how to use it, to Lavie Tidhar's "Under the Eaves" (2012), a previously unpublished tale about a forbidden love between human and robot.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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781607013181
  • Publisher: Prime Books
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Pretty Good

    A collection of many robot- the ed short stories, of which most are exceptionally good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    The Truth About Robots

    Robots creep me out. I mean, theyre way cool but imagine; someday doctors will be replaced by robots. How would you like a robot giving you surgery? Yeah. Way too many things could go bad, it could malfunction, make a mistake, lose power, etc. So even though robot and computer science is totally awesome, the idea that everything will be controlled by a robot is too creepy to think about. What do you think?

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