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It is the near future, and in the conflict between advancing high technology and those who want to stop it, the world's first thinking robot violently escapes the men who seek to destroy it. This novella follows the intertwining lives of the robot, Steel, and the people trying to find, save or destroy him; and explores the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence and what it means to be human. This is hard science fiction with strong characters and a philosophical bent: if you like gripping, engaging fiction that also makes you think, you won't be able to put it down! Frankensteel is Book 1 of the Just Hunter more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.06mm | 149.68g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150781318X
  • 9781507813188

About Robin Craig

Dr Robin Craig has a PhD in molecular biology and a keen interest in science and philosophy. He believes that art in all its forms should have something to say or it isn't worth doing, but that the pleasure of reading is as important as the theme. In our world of rapid progress, he feels that science fiction set in the near future is a perfect vehicle to explore intriguing themes relevant now and in his readers' lifetimes. He approaches ethical and philosophical questions from an original viewpoint, using thought-provoking plots spiced with hidden delights and interesting, sympathetic characters. Dr Craig wrote a number of short stories before becoming interested in the more flexible possibilities of longer fiction. Frankensteel, his first novella, explores the world of artificial intelligence and the rights of a thinking machine. It introduces detective Miriam Hunter, then at the prime of her career. His next novel, The Geneh War, goes back in time to the start of her career, while Time Enough for Killing follows shortly after the events in Frankensteel. He also writes non-fiction. In addition to 14 scientific papers and a long-running philosophical series in TableAus (the journal of Mensa Australia), he was a contributor to The Australian Book of Atheism with his chapter on "Good Without God," on the importance and validity of secular more

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