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Publisher: INFINIVOX

Publication Date: 2023

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The Year's Top Robot and AI Stories: Fourth Annual Collection

Edited by Allan Kaster

An unabridged collection spotlighting the best robot and AI stories published in 2022 by current and emerging masters of the science fiction genre, edited by Allan Kaster.

  • “Lily, the Immortal” by Kylie Lee Baker—An AI takes over the digital image and personality of a vlogging star after her death.

  • “Welcome Home” by Jendayi Brooks-Flemister—A single mother and her daughter acclimate themselves to their new smart home.

  • “The Still Small Voice” by Louise Carey—An AI implant helps a neural stimulants salesman make it through another day.

  • “The Secret Strength of Things” by Gregory Feeley—A small AI burrows deep into the nitrogen ice of Triton to avoid a guardian AI that protects the moon.

  • “Once Upon a Future in the West” by Daryl Gregory—AIs aid a doctor, cowboy, and gambler ride out forest fires burning in northern California.

  • “Cold Revolution Blues” by Ken MacLeod—An English journalist travels to a future Holland looking for corruption in its socialist market economy.

  • “Dollbot Cicily” by Will McIntosh—A former model hacks into sexbots created in her own image.

  • “Hello from Tomorrow” by E.C. Myers—The daughter of a deceased scientist communicates with her father’s consciousness on a Mars-bound rover.

  • “Mender of Sparrows” by Ray Nayler—A war veteran finds a sparrow that is more than just a bird.

  • “Maximum Efficiency” by Holly Schofield—A damaged android, programmed to kill, comes across an old woman living alone in a farmhouse.

  • “The Secret of Silphium” by Megha Spinel—An assassin and an AI pursue a scholar who knows the healing power of a rare herb.

  • “Nirvana or Bust” by Michael Swanwick—The first human/AI hybrid scientist becomes an assassin’s target.

  • “Schlafstunde” by Lavie Tidhar—An enhanced mercenary engages with hive minds and battle dolls in order to complete her mission on a far-future Earth.

  • “Bumblebot” by Marie Vibbert— A robot bee is experimentally used to maintain a failing urban farm.

Paperback Book

286 pages


6 x 0.72 x 9 inches




1.1 pounds

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