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Guardian Angels and Other Monsters

by Daniel H. Wilson

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Guardian Angels and Other Monsters by Daniel H. Wilson
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2018
    304 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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A fascinating and fantastic collection that explores complex emotional and intellectual landscapes at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human life.

In "All Kinds of Proof," a down-and-out drunk makes the unlikeliest of friends when he is hired to train a mail-carrying robot; in "Blood Memory," a mother confronts the dangerous reality that her daughter will never assimilate in this world after she was the first child born through a teleportation device; in "The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever," a physicist rushes home to be with his daughter after he hears reports of an atmospheric anomaly which he knows to be a sign of the end of the earth; in "Miss Gloria," a robot comes back to life in many different forms in a quest to save a young girl. Guardian Angels and Other Monsters displays the depth and breadth of Daniel H. Wilson's vision and examines how artificial intelligence both saves and destroys humanity.

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"Starred Review. This thoughtful, affecting collection will linger in the thoughts of readers long after the last page is turned." - Publishers Weekly

"A lush and imaginative collection of stories that brings real emotion to hard science fiction." - Kirkus

"From the author of The Clockwork Dynasty (2017) comes this fine short story collection. With every book, Wilson improves as a writer, and you'll find here some of his most expressive, dramatic, tender, and elegant prose." - Booklist

"Wilson's first story collection highlights imaginative works in which AIs and humans connect, for better or worse. This is a boon to both Wilson's fans and sf readers seeking high-quality short fiction." - Library Journal

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Daniel H. Wilson is the bestselling author of Robopocalypse, Robogenesis, Amped, How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where's My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, and Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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