Klara and the Sun

Kazuo Ishiguro

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

  • Sea of Rust

  • A Closed and Common Orbit

  • Foe

  • Excession

  • The Mother Code

  • House of Suns

  • Klara and the Sun

  • Emergent Properties

  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects

  • Autonomous