100 years after Karel Capek coined the word, “robots” are an everyday idea, and the inspiration for countless stories in books, film, TV and games. They are often among the least privileged, most unfairly used of us, and the more robots are like humans, the more interesting they become. This collection of stories is where robots stand in for us, where both we and they are disadvantaged, and where hope and optimism shines through. Contents: - Making the Other We Need by Jonathan Strahan - A Guide for Working Breeds by Vina Jie-Min Prasad - Test 4 Echo by Peter Watts - The Endless by Saad Z. Hossain - Brother Rifle by Daryl Gregory - The Hurt Pattern by Tochi Onyebuchi - Idols by Ken Liu - Bigger Fish by Sarah Pinsker - Sonnie's Union by Peter F. Hamilton - Dancing with Death by John Chu - Polished Performance by Alastair Reynolds - An Elephant Never Forgets by Rich Larson - The Translator by Annalee Newitz - Sin Eater by Ian R. MacLeod - Fairy Tales for Robots by Sofia Samatar - Chiaroscuro in Red by Suzanne Palmer - A Glossary of Radicalization by Brooke Bolander
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Jonathan (Ed.) Strahan
Jonathan Strahan (born 1964 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an editor and publisher of science fiction. In 1990 he co-founded Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and worked on it as co-editor and co-publisher until 1999. As a freelance editor, Jonathan has edited or co-edited forty-one original and reprint anthologies, and seventeen single-author story collections which have been published in Australia and the United States. Jonathan currently co-hosts the weekly Coode Street Podcast with Gary K. Wolfe, which has been nominated for the British Science Fiction Award, the Ditmar Award, and the Hugo Award.