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Head of Zeus
We, Robots
We, Robots: Artificial Intelligence in 100 Stories edited by Simon Ings

Artificial intelligence in 100 stories.

To ready us for the inevitable, here are 100 of the best short stories ever written – most of them by humans – about artificial intelligence. Simon Ings has assembled anthropomorphic cyborgs and invertebrate AIs, thuggish metal lumps and wisps of manufactured intelligence so delicate that if you blink you might miss them in the new overlord of all robot literary compendiums.

It's Alive! is about inventors and their creations.

Following the Money drops robots into the day-to-day business of living.

Owners and Servants considers the human potentials and pitfalls of owning and maintaining robots.

Changing Places looks at what happens at the blurred interface between human and machine minds.

All Hail the New Flesh waves goodbye to the physical boundaries that once separated machines from their human creators.

Succession considers the future of human and machine consciousnesses – in so far as we might have one.

With 100 stories spanning an order of magnitude more pages, Simon Ings's We, Robots is the new overlord of all robot literary compendiums. Welcome it.

Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Anthologies
09 Dec 2021 * 1032pp * £18 * 9781800249714
We, Robots is the new cyborg overlord of literary compendiums... The scope and variety of this short story collection is impressive'
'A glorious delve into the many guises of robots and artificial intelligences. This book is a joy and a triumph. Recommended most highly, and definitely one of my books of the year'
SFF World
'Simon Ings goes into orbit as a science fiction master'
Daily Mail
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