Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories Read Online Free - A new collection of stories, including some that have never before been seen, from the New York Times best-selling author of the Silo trilogy
Hugh Howey is known for crafting riveting and immersive page-turners of boundless imagination, spawning millions of fans worldwide, first with his best-selling novel Wool, and then with other enthralling works such as Sand and Beacon 23.
Now comes Machine Learning, an impressive collection of Howey’s science fiction and fantasy short fiction, including three stories set in the world of Wool, two never-before-published tales written exclusively for this volume, and fifteen additional stories collected here for the first time. These stories explore everything from artificial intelligence to parallel universes to video games, and each story is accompanied by an author’s note exploring the background and genesis of each story.
Howey’s incisive mind makes Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories a compulsively readable and thought-provoking selection of short works—from a modern master at the top of his game.
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November 19, 2017
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have thoroughly enjoyed a number of Hugh Howey's novels, in particular the Silo series so I was really pleased to see that this collection of short stories revisited the world and the characters of that series. The three Si...
December 06, 2017
I had read the majority here in earlier releases but nice to catch up and see some of the newer stuff.
A small dip into fantasy from Howey but the scifi stuff is definitely his strength
August 16, 2017
I have only read a few short stories written by Hugh Howey, some of them already in this collection, but none of his novels. I think I need to remedy that shortly. He has an interesting way of writing about other intelligent life forms and beings. The collection is broken down in sections such as...
October 23, 2017
Of the 21 short stories, I genuinely liked about 2 of them. This book didn't warrant the name Machine Learning. There are a total of 4 stories that have anything to do with the topic. It was a gross misrepresentation of the content of the book and that is almost as annoying as the fact that the S...
January 04, 2018
HH writes very well, and short stories are a good form for him. I enjoyed these stories for how they were crafted and the quirky inversions that popped up.
One caveat, he remains quite distopian, and there are very few uplifting stories here.
November 17, 2017
To people who intend to read this, I recommend they acquaint themselves with the concept of Machine Learning. And maybe the first real instance of it (and AI as such), which would be Google's AlphaGO project. I believe it could help readers to get best return on their time investment. In short, A...
September 12, 2017
I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
What a fantastic collection of short stories. Most of the stories have to do with AI and sentience or the possibility of sentience from the point of view of humans. They're done in unique ways that haven't really been tackled by...
October 07, 2017
Having loved the Silo trilogy I was intrigued to see what else Hugh Howey had written. Machine Learning gathers together his previous output of short stories, including a couple that have not previously seen the light of day. The compendium covers a broad spectrum of tech-related topics, from AI...
October 25, 2017
I enjoyed the Beacon series, but this collection of short stories did very little for me. They were more or less readable, but not entertaining or surprising. Some of the more interesting ideas have been handled better elsewhere (After On by Andy Weir and Deathworld by Harry Harrison come to mind...
November 29, 2017
In an afterword to one of his stories, Hugh Howley suggests that the sci-fi trope of AIs rising up and going to war against humanity probably won’t be the way things really happen. Instead, he sees how AIs could go into battle with each other, with humanity being little more than ants in the batt...