Robot Uprisings

Robot Uprisings

Book - 2014
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Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry? From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the increasing presence of robots in our lives. With contributions from a mix of bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming writers, and including a rare story by "the father of artificial intelligence," Dr. John McCarthy, Robot Uprisings meticulously describes the exhilarating and terrifying near-future in which humans can only survive by being cleverer than the rebellious machines they have created.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books c2014
ISBN: 9780345803634
Branch Call Number: SF ROB
Characteristics: xviii, 476 p. ;,21 cm

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tamhum
Jun 27, 2016

Usually short story collections are an uneven mix in quality and interest level. Not this one. Solid and original right to the end - and make sure you read the last few - this is a collection that gets better and better as you read on!

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john_doh17
Aug 11, 2014

A good variety of robot stories all of which were pretty high quality. Most of the stories are really more about the impacts of artificial intelligence. The implications of that are even more massive than the robots themselves.

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DENNIS HENLEY
May 05, 2014

An excellent collection of stories about Robot, and computer, uprisings. If you cherish Futurama's Bender spouting "Death to all humans" or HAL asking Dave if there is a problem, you'll find more stories to entertain and thrill you.

Many of these stories make you wish that the author had written at novel length, always a sign of a good read.

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john_doh17
Aug 11, 2014

from Daniel H. Wilson's story at the end of chapter 7.. "What's the point?" asks Stitch. "You can't stop progress, right?"

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