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- DescriptionA collection of stories about all kinds of robots, including... ACCESSIBILITY - Not only pets will go prowling around at night. LIFETIME - In a primitive form, kids can own one of these toys w. BUGSIE - What might a criminal gang do with a versatile robot? CLERICAL ERROR - An ideal candidate may have his own ideas. ROBOTS INCLUDED - A somewhat different kind of alien invasion. TO BE CONTINUED - A sentient machine might object to its visitors. DEVIANT - How do we control the people who control the robots? EQUALITY - The laws say robots must protect humans, always. PAINFUL REDUNDANCY - Even unusual professions will be at risk. FREE RANGE - Ather, but indifferent, kind of alien invasion. KILLER -How might an unscrupulous person exploit an AI robot? TEETHING TROUBLE - Intelligent prosthetics could be a problem. THREE HANDED - Utility AI robot devices need clear instructions OPERATION PLUS - Robotic medical treatment should be errorfree. CURTAINS - Spare part replacement surgery may go a long way. NANOTECHNOID - Definitely a different kind of alien invasion. MONUMENT - Given time, robots may learn to improve themselves.
- Author BiographyThe Author - Tony Thorne originally qualified as a professional Chartered Design Engineer, and built up a research and development company in Kent, England, specializing in such unusual projects as 3,000 degrees C carbon fibre processing furnaces, liquefied helium gas pipelines, nuclear protection equipment and low temperature surgery instrumentation. The latter and its worldwide commercial success led to him being awarded an MBE by the Queen. Later, he accepted the position of Chief European Executive of an American Company specializing in microbiological analysis instrumentation and computer related products. Now living in Austria and the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, he writes mostly Science Fiction and Macabre Tales amd has completed ten collections of short stories, including the award winning TENERIFE TALL TALES (first in a trilogy), FUTURE REASSURED, and FUTURE UNCERTAIN, available via the Internet and various outlets, including AMAZON, WH Smith etc. He has also just completed his first SF action novel POINTS OF VIEW, and a story collection, TALL SF TALES FOR TEENS, aimed at the fast growing Young Adults market.
- Author(s)Tony Thorne Mbe
- Date of Publication09/05/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight249 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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