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Head of Zeus
We, Robots
We, Robots edited by Simon Ings

Simon Ings presents 100 of the best SF short stories on artificial intelligence from around the world. From 1837 through to present day, from Charles Dickens to Cory Doctorow, 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 outthink 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.

Featuring Ken Liu's 'The Caretaker', where an elderly man's android careworker is much more than it first appears, while in Isaac Asimov's 'Liar!', a telepathic robot is driven to madness. A man plans to kill a simulacrum of his wife, except his shrink is sleeping with her in Robert Bloch's 'Comfort Me, My Robot'. We, Robots collects the finest android short stories the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to exciting rising stars.

Head of Zeus * Science Fiction
02 Apr 2020 * 1000pp * £9.99 * 9781789540925
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PRAISE FOR SIMON INGS:

'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.
Editor

Simon Ings

Simon Ings
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.com @simonings