More Human Than Human: Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity

  • Title: More Human Than Human: Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity
  • Author: Neil Clarke
  • ISBN: 9781597809146
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • More Human Than Human Stories of Androids Robots and Manufactured Humanity The idea of creating an artificial human is an old one One of the earliest science fictional novels Frankenstein concerned itself primarily with the hubris of creation and one s relationship to one
    The idea of creating an artificial human is an old one One of the earliest science fictional novels, Frankenstein, concerned itself primarily with the hubris of creation, and one s relationship to one s creator Later versions of this artificial human story and indeed later adaptations of Frankenstein changed the focus to modernist questions What is the natureThe idea of creating an artificial human is an old one One of the earliest science fictional novels, Frankenstein, concerned itself primarily with the hubris of creation, and one s relationship to one s creator Later versions of this artificial human story and indeed later adaptations of Frankenstein changed the focus to modernist questions What is the nature of humanity What does it mean to be human These stories continued through the golden age of science fiction with Isaac Asimov s I Robot story cycle, and then through post modern iterations from new wave writers like Philip K Dick Today, this compelling science fiction trope persists in mass media narratives like Westworld and Ridley Scott s Blade Runner, as well as twenty first century science fiction novels like Charles Stross s Saturn s Children and Paolo Bacigalupi s The Windup Girl 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.

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    About Neil Clarke


    1. Neil Clarke is the Editor in Chief and Publisher of Clarkesworld and Forever Magazine His work at Clarkesworld has garnered three Hugo Awards for Best Semiprozine, a British Fantasy Award, and a World Fantasy Award He s also a four time Hugo Nominee for Best Editor Short Form and editor of several anthologies, including The Best Science Fiction of the Year series, Upgraded, and Galactic Empires Upcoming anthologies include The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 2, War Machines, and More Human Than Human He currently lives in NJ with his wife and two sons.


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    1. I have been fascinated by stories about robots, androids and their like since I first read Asimov’s robot stories. My imagination was further piqued when seeing Gort and Robby portrayed on the silver screen in my childhood. This book had some great examples of a variety of the stories I love. Surprisingly it had a large amount of pieces having to do with religious themes. Since these themes often lend themselves to reflecting our human nature, it covers many philosophical areas.

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