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Head of Zeus
We, Robots
10 Dec 2020 * HARDBACK * £30.00 * 9781789540918

Science fiction author Simon Ings selects 100 of the best short stories on artificial intelligence.

Fiction / FL (Science Fiction)
Extent: 1032 pages
Format: 240 x 170 mm
Exclusive sale: GB CA AU NZ IN ZA SG
Not for sale: US
We, Robotsedited by Simon Ings

From 1837 through to the present day, from Charles Dickens to Cory Doctorow, Simon Ings presents a hundred of the best short stories on artificial intelligence from around the world.

These stories demonstrate humanity's enduring fascination with artificial creation. Crafted in our image, androids mirror our greatest hopes and darkest fears: we want our children to do better and be better than us, but we also place ourselves in jeopardy by creating beings that may eventually out-think us.

This compelling SF figure has persisted across decades and subgenres, so the anthology is organised into six thematic sections: Making Robots, Dealing with Robots, Served by Robots, Changing Places with Robots, Being Robots, and, finally, Supplanted by Robots.

We, Robots collects the finest android short stories the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the exciting rising stars.

Simon Ings is the author of eight previous novels and two works of non-fiction, including the Baillie Gifford longlisted Stalin and the Scientists. His debut novel Hot Head was widely acclaimed. He is the arts editor of New Scientist magazine and splits his time between a sweltering penthouse in Dubai (not his) and possibly the coldest flat in London. @simonings

Ings is highly respected and acclaimed SF fiction author as well as the arts editor for New Scientist.

Part of HoZ's bestselling anthology collection.

Features stories from 1837 to present day, including some non-fiction pieces.

MARKET: Black Mirror anthologies; More Human than Human ed. by Neil Clarke.

'Simon Ings goes into orbit as a science fiction master' Daily Mail.
'Entertaining and intelligent' Time Out, Hot Head.
'Both intriguing and unsettling. You should read Simon Ings' iD Magazine.
'Simon Ings, my telepathic abilities tell me, has a serious career ahead of him' Guardian.
'A grim, gripping and unrelenting tale' Irish Independent, on Painkillers. ,

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