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More Human Than Human by Neil Clarke

                                 

More Human Than Human: Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity by Neil Clarke
English | 2017 | Science Fiction | ePUB | 2 MB

The idea of creating an artificial human is an old one. One of the earliest science-fictional novels, Frankenstein, concerned itself primarily with the hubris of creation, and one’s relationship to one’s creator. Later versions of this “artificial human” story (and indeed later adaptations of Frankenstein) changed the focus to more modernist questions… What is the nature of humanity? What does it mean to be human? These stories continued through the golden age of science fiction with Isaac Asimov’s I Robot story cycle, and then through post-modern iterations from new wave writers like Philip K. Dick. Today, this compelling science fiction trope persists in mass media narratives like Westworld and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, as well as twenty-first century science fiction novels like Charles Stross’s Saturn’s Children and Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl. The short stories in More Human than Human demonstrate the depth and breadth of artificial humanity in contemporary science fiction. Issues of passing . . . of what it is to be human . . . of autonomy and slavery and oppression, and yes, the hubris of creation; these ideas have fascinated us for at least two hundred years, and this selection of stories demonstrates why it is such an alluring and recurring conceit.

Includes:
Dolly by Elizabeth Bear
A Good Home by Karin Lowachee
The Djinn’S Wife by Ian Mcdonald
And The Ends Of The Earth For Thy Possession by Robert B. Finegold, M.D.
Patterns Of A Murmuration, In Billions Of Data Points by Jy Yang
The Birds And The Bees And The Gasoline Trees by John Barnes
Fixing Hanover by Jeff Vandermeer
Grand Jeté (The Great Leap) by Rachel Swirsky
Brisk Money by Adam Christopher
Act Of Faith by Fadzlishah Johanabas
The Caretaker by Ken Liu
Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots by Sandra Mcdonald
We, Robots by Sue Lange
The Education Of Junior Number 12 by Madeline Ashby
A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight by Xia Jia
The Man by Paul Mcauley
The Robot’S Girl by Brenda Cooper
.Identity by E. Catherine Tobler
American Cheetah by Robert Reed
Artifice by Naomi Kritzer
Small Medicine by Genevieve Valentine
Silently And Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
I, Robot by Cory Doctorow
Bit Rot by Charles Stross
Angels Of Ashes by Alastair Reynolds
The Old Dispensation by Lavie Tidhar
Today I Am Paul by Martin L. Shoemaker

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Categories:   Science Fiction & Fantasy

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