Download E-books We Think, Therefore We Are: 15 Tales About the Nature of Artificial Intelligence PDF

Fifteen unique tales approximately our worry of and fascination with synthetic intelligence

synthetic intelligence has captured the imaginations of writers, readers, and scientists alike, from Karl Capek?s R.U.R. to Isaac Asimov?s Three legislation of Robotics, from Robby the robotic to The Terminator and The Bicentennial Man, and?of course?Arthur C. Clarke?s Hal 9000.

Now one of the most leading edge thinkers in technological know-how fiction supply an fascinating number of stories that includes the various varieties of AI, from scary to humorous. those authors confront one in all modern mankind's inner most issues. What can we do whilst the machines we created evolve past us?

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Download E-books The White People and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Arthur Machen

Classic stories of the glorious, creepy and peculiar, with a foreword from Guillermo Del Toro 

Machen's bizarre stories of the creepy and wonderful ultimately come to Penguin Classics. With an advent from S.T. Joshi, editor of American Supernatural Tales, The White People and Other bizarre Stories is the fitting creation to the daddy of strange fiction. The identify tale "The White humans" is an workout within the extraordinary leaving the reader disoriented and on area. From the 1st web page, Machen turns even basic truths upside-down, as his personality Ambrose explains, "there were those that have sounded the very depths of sin, who all their lives have by no means performed an 'ill deed'" surroundings the level for a story solely with out logic.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable via introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Murgunstrumm & Others PDF

Lengthy ahead of he turned the writer of polished romances for the slick magazines, of best-seller novels and firsthand-researched shuttle books, Hugh B. Cave wrote one of the most grisly and chilling horror tales each to seem within the pulps. Crawling forth from the melancholy years -- from the haunted pages of odd stories, bizarre stories, Ghost tales, highly spiced secret tales, Black booklet Detective, and somewhere else -- Wildside offers an omnibus of classic nightmares, twenty-six of the easiest horror stories of Hugh B. Cave . . . gruesomely illustrated with over thirty-five drawings via Lee Brown Coye.

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Download E-books Indian Country Noir (Akashic Noir) PDF

By Sarah Cortez

Step into Indian kingdom. input the darkish welter of bothered background through the Americas, the place the history of violence meets the ferocity of intent.

Features brand-new tales via: Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O'Neil De Noux, A.A. Hedge Coke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martínez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi.

Sarah Cortez, a legislation enforcement officer, is the award-winning writer of the poetry assortment How to Undress a Cop. She brings her historical past as a Tejana with Mexican, French, Comanche, and Spanish blood to the written page.

Liz Martínez’s tales have seemed in Manhattan Noir, Queens Noir, and Cop stories 2000. She is a member of Wordcraft Circle of local Writers and Storytellers, and she or he lives in New York.

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Download E-books Blood on the Page: The Complete Short Fiction of Brian Keene, Volume 1 PDF

By Brian Keene

“This is my reward. this can be my legacy. this can be my curse…”

BLOOD at the web page is the 1st ebook in a chain gathering all of Brian Keene’s brief fiction. incorporated during this quantity are such critically-acclaimed and fan favourite tales as “Burying Betsy”, “Dust”, “The Resurrection and The Life”, “I Am An Exit”, “Fast Zombies Suck”, “Bunnies In August”, “I Sing a brand new Psalm”, and plenty of more.

those are tales of affection and hate. belief and betrayal. Happiness and heartbreak. fact and lies. Innocence and paranoia. Flying and falling. unsatisfied endings and conspiracies of 1. those are tales approximately zombies, ghosts, serial killers, and the main terrible monsters of all—ourselves.

BLOOD at the web page – the one factor we need to worry is… every thing.

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Download E-books Our Kind: A Novel in Stories PDF

By Kate Walbert

From the award-winning writer of The Gardens of Kyoto comes this witty and incisive novel concerning the lives and attitudes of a gaggle of women—once country-club housewives; this present day divorced, autonomous, and breaking the rules.

In Our Kind, Kate Walbert masterfully conveys the desires and fact of a gaggle of girls who got here into the fast rush of maturity, marriage, and child-bearing through the Fifties. Narrating from the guts of ten partners, Walbert subtly depicts all of the anger, unhappiness, vulnerability, and satisfaction of her characters: "Years in the past we have been led down the primrose lane, then deserted someplace close to the carp pond."

Now by myself, with their very own daughters grown, they're eventually free—and able to take cost: from staging an intervention for the city deity to protesting the slaughter of the rustic club's fairway ducks, to dialing former enthusiasts within the lifeless of night.

Walbert's writing is quick-witted and wry, similar to her characters, but in addition, in its cumulative influence, relocating and unhappy. Our style is an excellent, thought-provoking novel that opens a window into the realm of a iteration and sophistication of ladies stuck in a cultural limbo.

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Download E-books Dreamsongs, Volume 2 PDF

By George R. R. Martin

Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by way of Time journal, number one New York Times bestselling writer George R.R. Martin is a big within the box of fable literature and some of the most fascinating storytellers of our time. Now he can provide a unprecedented deal with for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, all accrued into gorgeous volumes, that supply attention-grabbing perception into his trip from younger author to award-winning master.

Whether writing approximately werewolves, wizards, or outer area, George R.R. Martin is popular for his versatility and expansive expertise, highlighted during this fantastic assortment. integrated the following, in quantity II, are acclaimed tales reminiscent of the realm fable Award-winner “The dermis Trade,” in addition to the 1st novella within the Ice and fireplace universe, “The Hedge Knight,” plus never-before-published screenplays. that includes huge writer remark, Dreamsongs, quantity II; is a useful chronicle of a author on the peak of his creativity—and an unforgettable examining adventure for enthusiasts outdated and new.

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Download E-books Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House PDF

Featuring paintings by way of probably the most fascinating modern girls writers within the usa, really good ladies contains eighteen artistic, insightful narratives steeped in a heady potion of surrealism and macabre black comedy.

Meet the daughters of Franz Kafka, Mary Shelley, the Brothers Grimm, and Angela Carter. really good ladies assembles the paintings of eighteen artistic, insightful girls authors who steep their narratives in a heady potion of surrealism and macabre black comedy. the implications are wildly artistic tales that seize the reality approximately human nature way over a lot of the fiction (or, for that topic, the nonfiction) being written this present day. Why simply girls? increasingly more ladies writers are developing paintings that not just pushes the envelope but in addition folds life like fiction into an origami dragon, transporting readers into worlds we’ve by no means noticeable sooner than and digging deeper into the psychic bedrock than their male opposite numbers. So slip right into a pocket universe, force via a family’s domestic, unsleeping within the evening to discover you’ve develop into a deer, and dive into the sea to affix your mermaid mom. We can’t think ever desirous to get away this spellbinding international, but when you need to, top depart a path of crumbs alongside your approach.

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