From the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse comes a fascinating and fantastic collection that explores complex emotional and intellectual landscapes at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human life. A VINTAGE BOOKS ORIGINAL.
In "All Kinds of Proof," a down-and-out drunk makes the unlikeliest of friends when he is hired to train a mail-carrying robot; in "Blood Memory," a mother confronts the dangerous reality that her daughter will never assimilate in this world after she was the first child born through a teleportation device; in "The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever," a physicist rushes home to be with his daughter after he hears reports of an atmospheric anomaly which he knows to be a sign of the end of the earth; in "Miss Gloria," a robot comes back to life in many different forms in a quest to save a young girl. Guardian Angels and Other Monsters displays the depth and breadth of Daniel H. Wilson's vision and examines how artificial intelligence both saves and destroys humanity.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fantastical and fatalistic marvels await in this collection of warped science-fiction tales. In "Miss Gloria," a robot bodyguard tasked with protecting a child proves infinitely adaptable. The rosy reality of "The Nostalgist" gives way to a waking nightmare when a grandfather’s unusually calibrated glasses and hearing aids fail. And elsewhere, young lovers feel the world go dark around them after the stars cease to shine. Daniel H. Wilson’s dark fables made us question the world we live in now and the realties that may await us tomorrow.