Is it possible to cause the destruction of humankind by misusing current technology? The premise hooked this reviewer who has always been fascinated by technology especially artificial intelligence since reading an early Fantastic 4 comic book involving Galactus first coming to dine on planet earth; enhanced by the real first Star Wars; and as John Helfers mentions in the Introduction the Terminator thrillers. In this book, we are given fifteen different stories by fifteen different authors but with one theme uniting them all: man vs. Maybe it's the fact that most of the science fiction of these stories is not hard or soft sci-fi. A full list of the stories and the authors follow. Two of the others were decent, but not really grabby.
If you liked the Terminator movies, you'll love these stories. They're a must read for the hard science fiction reader. Recommended, especially for Sci-Fi fans looking for a good vacation book. One is that I am a huge fan of Daw anthologies and I try to read them all. I would recommend it for a plane ride or a vacation, as long as no one makes my mistake and thinks they'll find one type of Man Vs Machine story. Man vs Machine by Helfers, John; Greenberg, Martin H A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
Some of the authors in this anthology include S. However, only two of the stories held my attention from beginning to end. This book is hard science fictio Reviewing an anthology of short stories has to be one of the hardest things a reviewer can do, especially if the stories are all written by different authors. Overall, the tales were very good. The spine may show signs of wear. Over all, it's not a terrible anthology, I have yet to meet a terrible Daw anthology.
Two of the others were decent, but not really grabby. If computers develop genuine Artificial Intelligence will they still willingly serve humankind? I didn't even come close to wanting to finish them. An inordinate number of these stories start with the gratuitous exposition of the character's full name. Daw is too evolved for that. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Often you get a mixed bag, some good, and some bad. Andrew Swann, Brendan Dubois, Loren Coleman, Rick Hautala, Bill Fawcett, Ed Gorman, William Keith, and more.
Some of the authors in this anthology include S. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. If computers develop genuine Artificial Intelligence will they still willingly serve humankind? The spine may show signs of wear. Each story is complete and is good for a quick read when you don't have time for a novel. In this book, we are given fifteen different stories by fifteen different authors but with one theme uniting them all — in this case, man vs.
Greenbergï¿½ï¿½ï¿½was honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. Many of the stories in this were less than stellar, at least in my eyes. There are no feel-good, warm fuzzies here. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for what I was reading, and honestly, if I could give the anthology 3. If you don't have a lot of time to invest in reading, anthologies are a good place to go.
Like all anthologies, there were some stories I liked, some I didn't care much for, but not because of the writing. I didn't even come close to wanting to finish them. I knew that with Daw's eclectic group of contributors, not all the stories would follow the same old Terminator formula. Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. Andrew Swann, Brendan Dubois, Loren Coleman, Rick Hautala, Bill Fawcett, Ed Gorman, William Keith, and more. Fifteen innovative tales offer a cautionary look at the shape of things to come.
And what kind of world would we be left with if we did? These stories explore the questions of technology and our future - what happens if technology becomes too big, or if it dies. Okay, so that's just my personal pet peeve. Andrew Swann in which a courtesan discovers she is a living relic. These are just a few of the questions explored in fifteen brand-new stories by some of science fiction's most visionary minds-inventive and cautionary tales about some of the futures we may be building for ourselves right now. Each story is well crafted and well-written. And what kind of world would we be left with if we did? He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.