Foe

Set in the near-future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel to space. What's more unusual is that arrangements have already been made for his journey, including who will keep Henrietta company. The person who has been selected is all too familiar...

Foe
Foe

Iain Reid
Reid

Set in the near-future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel to space. What's more unusual is that arrangements have already been made for his journey, including who will keep Henrietta company. The person who has been selected is all too familiar...


AI Possible Futures

  • The Mother Code


  • Foe


  • Excession


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • Sea of Rust


  • House of Suns


  • Emergent Properties


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


  • Autonomous


  • Klara and the Sun


Sea of Rust

Sea of Rust is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins.

Sea of Rust

C. Robert Cargill
SF Cargill

Sea of Rust is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins.


AI Possible Futures

  • Autonomous


  • The Mother Code


  • Klara and the Sun


  • Excession


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • Foe


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


  • House of Suns


  • Emergent Properties


  • Sea of Rust


House of Suns

An exploration of identity and exploration, this book shows shows us how AI creations might engage on a universal scale.

House of Suns

Alastair Reynolds
SF Reynold

An exploration of identity and exploration, this book shows shows us how AI creations might engage on a universal scale.


AI Possible Futures

  • Excession


  • Autonomous


  • Foe


  • The Mother Code


  • Klara and the Sun


  • Emergent Properties


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • Sea of Rust


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


  • House of Suns


A Closed and Common Orbit

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who's determined to help her learn and grow. Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.

A Closed and Common Orbit

Becky Chambers
SF Chamber
Series: Wayfarers

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who's determined to help her learn and grow. Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.


AI Possible Futures

  • Autonomous


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • The Mother Code


  • Sea of Rust


  • Foe


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


  • Klara and the Sun


  • Excession


  • House of Suns


  • Emergent Properties


Emergent Properties

A powerful AI reporter investigating on the moon comes back online to discover they have no memory of the past 10 days—nor any idea what leads they were following—and tries to uncover the truth.

Emergent Properties

Aimee Ogden
SF Ogden

A powerful AI reporter investigating on the moon comes back online to discover they have no memory of the past 10 days—nor any idea what leads they were following—and tries to uncover the truth.


AI Possible Futures

  • Sea of Rust


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • The Mother Code


  • Emergent Properties


  • House of Suns


  • Excession


  • Autonomous


  • Klara and the Sun


  • Foe


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


The Mother Code

Kai is born in America's desert Southwest. His only companion his robotic Mother, Rho-Z. Equipped with the knowledge and intuition of a human mother, Rho-Z raises Kai and teaches him how to survive. As children like him come of age, their Mothers transform, too—in ways that were never predicted. When others decide that the machines who raised the children must be destroyed, Kai must fight to save the only parent he has ever known.

The Mother Code

Carole Stivers
SF Stivers

Kai is born in America's desert Southwest. His only companion his robotic Mother, Rho-Z. Equipped with the knowledge and intuition of a human mother, Rho-Z raises Kai and teaches him how to survive. As children like him come of age, their Mothers transform, too—in ways that were never predicted. When others decide that the machines who raised the children must be destroyed, Kai must fight to save the only parent he has ever known.


AI Possible Futures

  • Sea of Rust


  • Autonomous


  • The Mother Code


  • Excession


  • Klara and the Sun


  • Foe


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


  • House of Suns


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • Emergent Properties


The Lifecycle of Software Objects

This is the story of two people and the artificial intelligences they helped create, following them for more than a decade as they deal with the upgrades and obsolescence that are inevitable in the world of software. At the same time, it's an examination of the difference between processing power and intelligence, and of what it means to have a real relationship with an artificial entity.

The Lifecycle of Software Objects

Ted Chiang
SF Chiang

This is the story of two people and the artificial intelligences they helped create, following them for more than a decade as they deal with the upgrades and obsolescence that are inevitable in the world of software. At the same time, it's an examination of the difference between processing power and intelligence, and of what it means to have a real relationship with an artificial entity.


AI Possible Futures

  • Sea of Rust


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


  • Klara and the Sun


  • The Mother Code


  • Autonomous


  • House of Suns


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • Foe


  • Excession


  • Emergent Properties


Klara and the Sun

Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, is designed to be a playmate for real children. From her place in the store, she watches the behavior of those who come in to browse, and those who pass on the street outside. In conversations with the other AI and the Manager, she remains hopeful she will be chosen. When a possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

Klara and the Sun

Kazuo Ishiguro
Ishigur

Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, is designed to be a playmate for real children. From her place in the store, she watches the behavior of those who come in to browse, and those who pass on the street outside. In conversations with the other AI and the Manager, she remains hopeful she will be chosen. When a possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.


AI Possible Futures

  • Klara and the Sun


  • Foe


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • The Mother Code


  • Emergent Properties


  • House of Suns


  • Excession


  • A Closed and Common Orbit


  • Autonomous


  • Sea of Rust