And Other Stories
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The future is ours and it’s up for grabs...
Step into a high-tech vision of the future with author of ‘Quantum Confessions’ and ‘Fluence’ Stephen Oram. Featuring health-monitoring mirrors, tele-empathic romances and limb-repossessing bailiffs, ‘Eating Robots’ explores the collision of utopian dreams and twisted realities in a world where humanity and technology are becoming ever more intertwined.
Sometimes funny, often unsettling, and always with a word of warning, these thirty sci-fi shorts will stay with you long after you've turned the final page.
"This collection of short stories is like a pitch meeting for episodes of 'Black Mirror'. Some are quite short, others considerably longer but each one is dizzying fun in its peek into the future. Perhaps my favorite part is at the end where there are responses to some of the stories from experts in related fields. Genuinely fascinating stuff. – 'The International Review of Books'
"Oram is a soothsayer for this century's relationship with technology. His stories will take you on a wild ride through the infinite consequences of advances in IoT, AI and more but be warned: his stories leave a mark.” – Chris Thornett, Editor 'Linux User & Developer' magazine
"'Eating Robots' is a strong collection that melds together coherently into a near-future dystopian vision that extrapolates upon and slyly comments on trends and tendencies today. Like all good Science Fiction should.” – Allen Ashley, British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition judge
"This collection offers an insightful, often worrying, set of thought experiments on the possible unintended consequences of near future AI.” – Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics at UWE, Bristol
"Oram combines the sharp edginess of a JG Ballard with the vaulting inventiveness of a modernist Ovid. 'Eating Robots' is a fizzingly inventive collection of nearly three dozen stories from an author rapidly establishing himself as the leading voice on how technology may determine the ways in which societies and individuals are structured in the years to come. […] Oram is the least didactic writer around. He’s a thoughtful entertainer and In ‘Eating Robots’ he unblinkingly presents possible scenarios without explicitly suggesting the rightness or wrongness of each.” – Paul Simon, 'The Morning Star'