The A.I. Chronicles (The Future Chronicles)
Ellen Campbell

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Even today, machines that mimic human thinking surround us. As the intellectual feats of computing machines grow more and more astounding, will there be a day when their apparent intelligence approaches, or even surpasses, that of human beings? And what if these machines then become conscious, self-aware?

In this latest title in the acclaimed Future Chronicles series of speculative fiction anthologies, thirteen authors confront the question of the Singularity: that point of time when A.I. becomes more than simply a human construct. From machine 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 A.I. Chronicles (The Future Chronicles) book cover

Most of these works made me want to go investigate the author and read more, which was good. The exception was David Simpson, as I’d already read the work he offered here in a seemingly little-changed form as the start of one of his novels. I picked up the collection because of Peter Cawdron‘s name in the list of contributors, and his contribution was as enjoyable as I’d hoped. A very well curated collection with, should I re-open it, enough links to authors pages and other works to keep me going for weeks.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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