Humans need not apply

Cover of I robotI have been watching Humans – a TV programme where humanlike robots are commonplace, they do the menial jobs, don’t answer back and are pretty handy to have about, that is until some start to display human characteristics.  All very far -fetched – or is it?

Ever since Isaac Asimov wrote I, Robot in 1954 we have had a fascination with robots and their possible effect on the human race.  Can they liberate us, or take over the world?

How to survive a robot uprising : tips on defending yourself against the coming rebellion and Rad robots : a celebration of awesome automatons : the mad, bad and dangerous to know could be just the books if you are feeling a tad anxious and want to be prepared!

Science Fiction stories have had a uncany ability to predict the future. Test tube babies, virtual reality, genetically engineered food have all featured in SF only to become commonplace. The science in science fiction : 83 SF predictions that became scientific reality makes fascinating reading.

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Here are some more titles that you might want to read to keep up with the constant new developments:

 

Science fiction newsletter for June

Our June Science fiction newsletter included the following titles:

Cover of Farside by Ben Bova Cover of You by Austin Grossman Cover of Prophet of Bones - by Ted Kosmatka  Cover of The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway Cover of Shadow of Freedom by David Weber Cover of How to build an android: the true story of Philip K. Dick's robotic resurrection by David F. Dufty

Plus: Nebula award winners, an interview with Kim Stanley Robinson from the Sword and Laser book club and some more robotic titles. Subscribe now to get a copy of our bi-monthly email newsletter.