More human than human : stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity / edited by Neil Clarke.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Content Notes:
      Dolly / Elizabeth Bear-- A good home / Karin Lowachee -- The djinn's wife / Ian McDonald -- And the ends of the Earth for thy possession / Robert B. Finegold, M.D. -- Patterns of a murmuration, in billions of data points / Jy Yang -- The birds and the bees and the gasoline trees / John Barnes -- Fixing Hanover / Jeff Vandermeer -- Grand jeté (the great leap) / Rachel Swirsky -- Brisk money / Adam Christopher -- Act of faith / Fadzlishah Johanabas -- The caretaker / Ken Liu -- Seven sexy cowboy robots / Sandra McDonald -- We, robots / Sue Lange -- The education of junior number 12 / Madeline Ashby -- A hundred ghosts parade tonight / Xia Jia -- The man / Paul McAuley -- The robot's girl / Brenda Cooper -- .identity / E. Catherine Tobler -- American cheetah / Robert Reed -- Artifice / Naomi Kritzer -- Small medicine / Genevieve Valentine -- Silently and very fast / Catherynne M. Valente -- I, robot / Cory Doctorow -- Bit rot / Charles Stross -- Angels of ashes / Alastair Reynolds -- The old dispensation / Lavie Tidhar -- Today I am Paul / Martin L. Shoemaker.
    • Other Titles:
      Stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity.
    • ISBN:
      9781597809146
      1597809144
    • Accession Number:
      2017023270
    • Accession Number:
      ocn986237361
      986237361
    • Accession Number:
      fay.547743
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CLARKE, N. et al. More human than human : stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity. [s. l.]: Night Shade Books, 2017. ISBN 9781597809146. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547743. Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Clarke N, Bear E, Lowachee K, et al. More Human than Human : Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity. Night Shade Books; 2017. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547743
    • APA:
      Clarke, N., Bear, E., Lowachee, K., McDonald, I., Finegold, R. B., Yang, J., Barnes, J., VanderMeer, J., Swirsky, R., Christopher, A., Johanabas, F., Liu, K., Liu, K., McDonald, S., Lange, S., Ashby, M., Xia, J., McAuley, P. J., Cooper, B., … Shoemaker, M. L. (2017). More human than human : stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity. Night Shade Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Clarke, Neil, Elizabeth Bear, Karin Lowachee, Ian McDonald, Robert B. Finegold, JY Yang, John Barnes, et al. 2017. More Human than Human : Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity. Night Shade Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547743.
    • Harvard:
      Clarke, N. et al. (2017) More human than human : stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity. Night Shade Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547743 (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Clarke, N, Bear, E, Lowachee, K, McDonald, I, Finegold, RB, Yang, J, Barnes, J, VanderMeer, J, Swirsky, R, Christopher, A, Johanabas, F, Liu, K, Liu, K, McDonald, S, Lange, S, Ashby, M, Xia, J, McAuley, PJ, Cooper, B, Tobler, EC, Reed, R, Kritzer, N, Valentine, G, Valente, CM, Doctorow, C, Stross, C, Reynolds, A, Tidhar, L & Shoemaker, ML 2017, More human than human : stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity, Night Shade Books, viewed 22 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Clarke, Neil, et al. More Human than Human : Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity. Night Shade Books, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547743.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Clarke, Neil, Elizabeth Bear, Karin Lowachee, Ian McDonald, Robert B. Finegold, JY Yang, John Barnes, et al. More Human than Human : Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity. Night Shade Books, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547743.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Clarke N, Bear E, Lowachee K, McDonald I, Finegold RB, Yang J, et al. More human than human : stories of androids, robots, and manufactured humanity [Internet]. Night Shade Books; 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547743

Reviews

PW Reviews 2017 October #1

The best of the stories gathered here by five-time Hugo nominee Clarke (founder and editor of Clarkesworld magazine) use the tropes of androids and artificial intelligence for multifaceted interrogations of humanity and society. Some are heart-wrenching, such as Rachel Swirsky's Coppélia-like "Grand Jeté (The Great Leap)," in which an inventor creates an android replica of his dying daughter. Others are humorous: Robert Reed's steampunk "American Cheetah" features a coal-snorting Abraham Lincoln automaton, and in Naomi Kritzer's "Artifice," a housekeeping robot becomes a character's latest questionable boyfriend. Adam Christopher's "Brisk Money" is a hard-boiled detective story with an AI twist. Poetic sensibilities dominate in the rich, dreamlike imagery of Catherynne M. Valente's "Silently and Very Fast" and Xia Jia's haunting "A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight." The stories by Swirsky, Robert B. Finegold, and Lavie Tidhar make reference to Judaism, and Islam features in Fadzlishah Johanabas's "Act of Faith." Contemporary issues of labor and immigration are explored in Ken Liu's "The Caretaker." The weakest stories are those that lean toward didacticism, but even those are enjoyable and detract little from the overall high quality of this anthology. (Nov.)

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