Robot Uprisings

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Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014 - Fiction - 476 pages
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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.
 

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Robot Uprisings Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams I picked up a copy of this book as soon as it came out. I'm a big fan of Daniel H. Wilson and appreciate his take on the possible path our future ... Read full review

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JJA's anthologies are brilliant and bringing along stories if robot conflicts makes this collection a fun group of stories from some great authors. Loved it and hope maybe some day another set will be out together. Read full review

Contents

Foreword Daniel H Wilson
3
CYCLES
33
EIGHTY MILES AN HOUR
73
EXECUTABLE
93
EPOCH
131
HUMAN INTELLIGENCE
185
THE GOLDEN HOUR
209
SLEEPOVER
229
SEASONING
289
AN McDONALD 299
317
THE ROBOT AND THE BABY
343
WE ARE ALL MISFIT TOYS IN
363
SPIDER THE ARTIST
387
DANIEL H WILSON
407
Acknowledgments
473
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Daniel H. Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author and coeditor of the Robot Uprisings anthology. He earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he also received master's degrees in robotics and in machine learning. He has published over a dozen scientific papers, holds four patents, and has written eight books. Wilson has written for Popular Science, Wired, and Discover, as well as online venues such as MSNBC.com, Gizmodo, Lightspeed, and Tor.com. In 2008, Wilson hosted The Works, a television series on the History Channel that uncovered the science behind everyday stuff. His books include How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, Amped, and Robopocalypse (the film adaptation of which is slated to be directed by Steven Spielberg). He lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. Find him on Twitter @danielwilsonPDX.

John Joseph Adams is the editor of many bestselling anthologies, such as Oz Reimagined, The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination, Epic: Legends of Fantasy, Other Worlds Than These, Armored, Under the Moons of Mars, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, The Living Dead, Federations, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Way of the Wizard. He has been called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble; he is a six-time Hugo Award finalist and a five-time finalist for the World Fantasy Awards. Adams is also the editor and publisher of the magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is the cohost of Wired.com's The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Find him on Twitter @johnjosephadams.

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