Runaway robots, evil computers, and automatons, oh my! Mary Robinette Kowal, author of the recently released Without a Summer, joins us to discuss one of science fiction’s longest-lived concepts: artificial intelligence. We explore the motivations behind their prevalence in SF, early examples of AI (pre-Victorian Era), and more. Plus, we talk a little bit about Mary’s new book, which we’re sure a lot of you will love!
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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):
Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 1:28:58)
- Mary’s Website
- Mary’s Twitter
- The Year Without a Summer (Wikipedia)
- Shades of Milk and Honey (UK Edition)
- The (Mechanical) Turk (Wikipedia)
- Eerie, Indiana (IMDB)
- Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam (Wikipedia)
- The Future Eve by Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam (Wikipedia)
- de l’Isle-Adam on Project Gutenberg (all in French, I’m afraid)
Check out Mary’s books! They are awesome!
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