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Robots, Droids, and Artificial Intelligence


Are robots likely to be our friends or foes? Or is the answer more complicated? Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut novel "The Windup Girl" was named by Time Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook and John W. Campbell Memorial awards....

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C. Robert Cargill

C. Robert Cargill is the author of "Dreams and Shadows" and "Queen of the Dark Things." He has written for Ain’t it Cool News for nearly a decade under the pseudonym Massawyrm, served as a staff writer for Film....

Nicky Drayden

Nicky Drayden is a systems analyst who dabbles in prose when she’s not buried in code. She resides in Austin, Texas where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. Her debut novel, "The Prey of Gods" is set in a futuristic South Africa brimming with demigods, robots and hallucinogenic hijinks....

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Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is a journalist and a fiction author, writing about the intersection of science, technology and culture. Annalee's non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Slate, among others....

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Books:
Tool of War
Paolo Bacigalupi
Young Adult Fiction
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
October 2017
ISBN 9780316220835
336 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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This third book in a major series by a bestselling science fiction author, Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist is the gripping story of the most provocative character from his acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. More/less

Sea of Rust
C. Robert Cargill
Fiction
Harper Voyager
September 2017
ISBN 9780062405838
448 pages
$27.99, INSTOCK
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Queen of the Dark Things
C. Robert Cargill
Fiction
Harper Voyager
January 2015
ISBN 9780062190468
448 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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Screenwriter and noted film critic C. Robert Cargill continues the story begun in his debut, Dreams and Shadows, in this bold and brilliantly crafted tale involving fairies and humans, magic and monsters Six months have passed since the wizard Colby lost his best friend to an army of fairies from the Limestone Kingdom, a realm of mystery and darkness beyond our own. More/less

Autonomous
Annalee Newitz
Fiction
Tor Books
September 2017
ISBN 9780765392077
Hardcover, 304 pages
$25.99, INSTORE
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The highly anticipated science fiction debut from the founder of io9! Earth, 2144. More/less

The Prey of Gods
Nicky Drayden
Fiction
Harper Voyager
June 2017
ISBN 9780062493033
400 pages
$15.99, INSTOCK
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