- File Size: 311 KB
- Print Length: 74 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Book View Cafe (March 18, 2010)
- Publication Date: March 18, 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003D7K0PC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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- #4527 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
- #11465 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
- #16941 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
We, Robots, a story of the Singularity Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
I'm a founding member of Book View Cafe (http://www.bookviewcafe.com), an authors' collective that includes such writers as Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Sarah Zettel, Sherwood Smith, Judith Tarr, Deborah J. Ross and many others.
My latest book, The Perpetual Motion Club will be published in August 2013. Sign up for the announcement as well as news of free ebooks and deals: http://eepurl.com/nh1r9
My ebook, Tritcheon Hash, was made available by Book View Cafe in 2011. Kirkus included the book in their "Best of 2011" list.
The print version of Tritcheon Hash, was published by Metropolis Ink in 2003. We, Robots was originally published by Aqueduct Press in 2007 and then as an ebook by Book View Cafe in 2010. Her anthology of previously published short stories, Uncategorized, is available as an ebook as is her space adventure, The Textile Planet.
My story, Princess Dancer, is included in the anthology of updated fairy tales entitled Beyond Grimm. We put out a book trailer with the story and you can see it on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/0M4S54W1XMg.
My book Perpetual Motion Club will be published in August of 2013. See you then!
Top Customer Reviews
But a novella done right can offer the best of both worlds, while being its own unique entity. Such is the case with Sue Lange's We, Robots.
This is a story full of Big Ideas, in particular The Singularity, that theoretical future point at which computer intelligence surpasses human intelligence. We're not just talking about running millions of iterations of pi, here, but full-on artificial humanity. The humans in We, Robots, much like ourselves, seem to feel they'll get around to worrying about the implications of that later. Like, when it's about to happen.
Even though We, Robots is conceptually about the Singularity, it's more accurate to say this story is about The Regularity--the humanization of the robots. They don't surpass humanity, they simply remind us of its true potential.
We, Robots is not just a story of Big Ideas (a failure of many science fiction stories)--it's also a story full of small graces. The central character, nanny robot AV-1 ("Avey" to his friends) steps toward humanity in logical, incremental, believable ways. Instead of emotional awareness springing suddenly out of devotion to Avey's charge Angelina, the fatal confluence of human and robot is begun more realistically: the humans, who fear the power of uncontrolled robots, install in them the ability to feel pain. Rather than keeping the robots under control, however, pain leads to the desire for avoidance of pain. Pain leads to empathy. Empathy leads to humanity.
We, Robots is truly affecting, perhaps because we see things so much clearer through the eyes of an outsider.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It starts out cute and funny but, especially toward the end, the story becomes bogged down with the author's personal beliefs about what makes us human. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by Anonymous
This is a three and a half star review but Amazon doesn't have half-stars:
We, Robots takes place in the future when humans have robots as household help. Read more
We, Robots, follows Avey from his years as an under-appreciated domestic robot through his forced evolution into a conscious being capable of anger, pain, love and courage. Read morePublished on June 20, 2011 by Deb Deysher
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