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The A.I. Chronicles (Future Chronicles Book 2) Kindle Edition
In this latest title in the acclaimed 'Future Chronicles' series of speculative fiction anthologies, thirteen authors confront the question of the Singularity: at and beyond that point of time when A.I. becomes more than simply a human construct. From first awareness to omniscience, these original short stories explore that territory where human intelligence comes face-to-face with what is either its greatest hope, or its greatest threat.
"The A.I. Chronicles" features stories by bestselling author David Simpson (the Post-Human series), Prix Aurora winner Julie Czerneda (In the Company of Others), plus eleven more of today's top authors in speculative and science fiction.
"The best place to discover new SF authors, I think, is any of the anthologies coming from Samuel Peralta"
-- Hugh Howey, NY Times bestselling author of Wool
"A powerful new voice in speculative fiction"
-- Nick Webb, USA Today bestselling author of the Legacy Fleet trilogy
About the Author
Its unique take on major science fiction and fantasy themes - A.I., aliens, time travel, robots, dragons, telepaths, zombies, immortality, galactic battles, cyborgs, doomsday - has made it one of the most acclaimed anthology series of the digital era.
- ASIN : B00TUIBHL4
- Publisher : Windrift Books (March 13, 2015)
- Publication date : March 13, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 3556 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 430 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #735,859 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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In The Syntax of Consciousness by Pavarti K. Tyler we have the question what happens when the freshly born soul of an A.I. comes into direct conflict with the depressed soul of humanity?
Restore by Susan Kaye Quinn asks what happens when a medical robot’s primary mission to love its patient requires it to face up to conflicting parameters?
What happens when your job is replaced by A.I., ineffectively? ... in Narai, by E.E. Giorgi
What if A.I. controlled an entire military force? ... in Sub-Human by David Simpson
What happens when a self-aware A.I. escapes unchecked into the world wide web? ... in Auto by Angela Cavanaugh
Although all hold an interest, stories that I thought really stood out include:
Narai by E.E. Giorgi. Narai struck home with me as I once lost my own job due to economic cutbacks. I sympathized with the protagonist and his struggles in his new position as a baby-sitter for the machine that replaced him.
Maker by Sam Best. Maker had a very other-worldly feel to me, similar to the feeling I had watching the movies 2001 or Oblivion. There was a feeling of being transported to a distant reality and observing the consequences of an evolution. Sam Best set a terrific scene presented a difficult choice.
Finally, The Turing Cube by Alex Albrinck presented a tale that I found refreshing in its unexpectedness. I will not say more, but I love turns that I do not anticipate, and this one was fun.
Overall, I give this collection 4 stars, mostly for the various ways in which this collection drew me in as a reader. Pick it up. I highly recommend it.
"Narai", "Auto" and "The End" are probably my three favorites and I am looking forward to exploring more work from the authors included.
Also a good introduction for non-sci-fi fans to what we may be facing in the world very soon. Remember when you saw the World Trade Center fall? That first stream of thoughts on how the world just drastically changed? Several of these stories offer that sense of vertigo. The feeling that the whole world may change in an instant.
Top reviews from other countries
I really hoped to give this book 5 stars. Maybe AI chronicles 2 might have less stories and more focus on quality. Maybe a theme of some sort, because it seemed like this one just was all over the place.
One big positive things was the sections of "Word from the author". I really enjoyed reading the actual goal of this story. That was really good!
The stories are all very different but equally fascinating and I couldn't pick a favourite as I enjoyed them all.
Books like this really make me think about the future.