Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780345803634, 476pp.
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
John Joseph Adams is the series editor of"Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy". He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as"The Mad Scientist s Guide to World Domination", " Armored", " Brave New Worlds", " Wastelands", and "The Living Dead".Recent books include The Apocalypse Triptych (consisting of "The End is Nigh", " The End is Now", and" The End Has Come"), and "Press Start to Play". John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines "Lightspeed "and "Nightmare", and is a producer for WIRED s"The Geek s Guide to the Galaxy"podcast.
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is the author of NOCTURNAL, ANCESTOR, INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and PANDEMIC, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing, and is a co-founder of Dark verlord Media, which produces his Galactic Football League series (THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER, THE ALL-PRO, and THE MVP).Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over fifteen million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.
“A colorful mix of cutting-edge original tales from some of speculative fiction’s leading talents. . . . Readers who don’t mind immersing themselves in unnerving fictional worlds that uncomfortably resemble our own, gadget-infested one will find hours of provocative entertainment here.”
“Fun fact: According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as of 2010 there were 8.6 million robots in the world. Fun scenario: They’re all out to kill us. . . . This anthology neatly explores that possibility, its contributors offering widely varying takes that share only the perspective that things don’t end well for Homo sapiens. . . . Philip K. Dick would be proud. . . . You’ll never look at your Roomba the same way again.”
“Sometimes the [stories] are comic. . . . More often, disaster ensues when machines designed to assist humans rebel. . . . [An] entertaining and occasionally unsettling anthology.”