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SALE: Robots

One of the first stories I ever published, “The Algorithms for Love”, has been selected for Robots: the Recent A.I., edited by Rich Horton and Sean Wallace.

Robots Front Cover

I’m pretty proud to be in this ToC:

“Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear, Asimov’s
“A Jar of Goodwill” by Tobias S. Buckell, Clarkesworld Magazine
“Balancing Accounts” by James Cambias, F&SF
“The Rising Waters” by Benjamin Crowell, Strange Horizons
“The Shipmaker” by Aliette De Bodard, Interzone
“I, Robot” by Cory Doctorow, The Infinite Matrix
“Kiss Me Twice” by Mary Robinette Kowal, Asimov’s
“Algorithms for Love” by Ken Liu, Strange Horizons
“Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Interzone
“The Djinn’s Wife” by Ian McDonald, Asimov’s
“Houses” by Mark Pantoja, Lightspeed Magazine
“Artifice and Intelligence” by Tim Pratt, Strange Horizons
“Stalker” by Robert Reed, Asimov’s
“Droplet” by Benjamin Rosenbaum, F&SF
“Eros, Philia, Agape” by Rachel Swirsky, Tor.com
“Under the Eaves” by Lavie Tidhar, original
“Silently and Very Fast” by Catherynne M.Valente, WSFA Press / Clarkesworld
“The Nearest Thing” by Genevieve Valentine, Lightspeed Magazine

More Covers

More cover art for publications with my stories.

First is the July issue of Nowa Fantastyka, in which appears the Polish translation of “The Algorithms for Love.”

Nowa Fantastyka

Next is the cover for the upcoming novella-only anthology, Panverse Three, from Panverse Publishing. The anthology is due to come out in September. My novella, “The Man Who Ended History,” is in it, and it is by far the work I’m most proud of.

Panverse Three

You can read an excerpt of the novella here, and preorder it from the same page.

Modeling the Mind

Adam Gopnik, “The Information,” New Yorker, Feb 14 & 21, 2011:

…at any given moment, our most complicated machine will be taken as a model of human intelligence … When there were automatic looms, the mind was like an automatic loom … When there were telephone exchanges, the mind was like a telephone exchange … When mainframe computers arrived … the mind was like a mainframe… Some machine is always showing us Mind…

“Algorithms for Love”:

People have always associated the mind with the technological fad of the moment. When they believed in witches and spirits, they thought there was a little man in the brain. When they had mechanical looms and player pianos, they thought the brain was an engine. When they had telegraphs and telephones, they thought the brain was a wire network. Now you think the brain is just a computer.

I guess I’m an Ever-Waser.