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Apr 08, 2014 | ISBN 9780345803634

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“An entertaining and disturbing romp through many possible futures. . . . Each story contains an intriguing premise about robot sentience and shows a different aspect of the robot uprising. The best-executed tales are the most insidious. Even the light-hearted stories are creepy. Although Robot Uprisings is a collection, it feels more like a similar future prophesied by seventeen frightened oracles. . . . Science fiction isn’t always known for great writing, but Robot Uprisings has plenty.”
Washington Independent Review of Books

“Topnotch. . . . These stories all have something to say, exploring sentience and technology from a dozen different angles. Under the guidance of a first-tier anthologist like Adams and one of sci-fi’s resident techhounds in Wilson, Robot Uprising has a more accessible feel than many science fiction collections, and the sheer breadth of storytelling styles included makes this a great introduction to sci-fi for new readers.”
San Francisco Book Review

“[A] terrific anthology of robot fiction. . . . One thing [these stories] have in common . . . is the high quality of the writing, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this volume well represented in many of the upcoming ‘year’s best’ annuals.”
Toronto Star

“These cautionary, subtle stories show all-new, brilliant facets of the classic killer-robot genre. . . . These stories, including a Dr. Moreau-like foray into nanotechnology by Wilson, all wrench the heart before they can warm it. Robot Uprisings is full of utterly human stories of loss, fear, bravery and revenge, set against an artificial and shiny future.”
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“A colorful mix of cutting-edge original tales from some of speculative fiction’s leading talents. . . . Readers who don’t mind immersing themselves in unnerving fictional worlds that uncomfortably resemble our own, gadget-infested one will find hours of provocative entertainment here.”

“Fun fact: According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as of 2010 there were 8.6 million robots in the world. Fun scenario: They’re all out to kill us. . . . This anthology neatly explores that possibility, its contributors offering widely varying takes that share only the perspective that things don’t end well for Homo sapiens. . . . Philip K. Dick would be proud. . . . You’ll never look at your Roomba the same way again.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Sometimes the [stories] are comic. . . . More often, disaster ensues when machines designed to assist humans rebel. . . . [An] entertaining and occasionally unsettling anthology.”
Publishers Weekly

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