The Prawatt Jihad strikes terror into the hearts of sentients all over the galaxy. This race of intelligent, self-replicating machines is shrouded in fear, mystery and mistrust, yet at the center of it all is the “living god” known as Petra Prawatt — a human girl. What is her story? How did she become the focal point of the galaxy’s most-populous — and most-warlike — race?
Find out in “Complex God,” a novelette in the anthology ROBOT UPRISINGS. Edited by scifi anthology legend John Joseph Adams and ROBOPOCALYPSE author Daniel H. Wilson, this book brings together some serious world-destroying talent.
The book is due out April 8, 2014. Pre-order links at left are active.
ROBOT UPRISINGS DESCRIPTION:
Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry? From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the increasing presence of robots in our lives. With contributions from a mix of bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming writers, and including a rare story by “the father of artificial intelligence,” Dr. John McCarthy, Robot Uprisings meticulously describes the exhilarating and terrifying near-future in which humans can only survive by being cleverer than the rebellious machines they have created.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- Foreword—Daniel H. Wilson
- Complex God—Scott Sigler
- Cycles—Charles Yu
- Lullaby—Anna North
- Eighty Miles an Hour All the Way to Paradise—Genevieve Valentine
- Executable—Hugh Howey (reprint)
- The Omnibot Incident—Ernest Cline
- Epoch—Cory Doctorow (reprint)
- Human Intelligence—Jeff Abbott
- The Golden Hour—Julianna Baggott
- Sleepover—Alastair Reynolds (reprint)
- Seasoning—Alan Dean Foster
- Nanonauts! In Battle with Tiny Death-subs!—Ian McDonald
- Of Dying Heroes and Deathless Deeds—Robin Wasserman
- The Robot and the Baby—John McCarthy (reprint)
- We are All Misfit Toys in the Aftermath of the Velveteen War—Seanan McGuire
- Spider the Artist—Nnedi Okorafor (reprint)
- Small Things—Daniel H. Wilson