Nudge the Future Vol. 1: Eating Robots and Other Stories
Published: 31 May 2017
The future is bright…or is it?
Step into a high-tech vision of the future with the author of Quantum Confessions and Fluence, Stephen Oram.
Featuring health-monitoring mirrors, tele-empathic romances and limb-repossessing bailiffs, Eating Robots explores the collision of utopian dreams and twisted realities in a world where humanity and technology are becoming ever more intertwined.
Sometimes funny, often unsettling, and always with a word of warning, these thirty sci-fi shorts will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.
“If you are interested in technology, shows such as Black Mirror or just in understanding the future, I can’t recommend Eating Robots and Other Stories enough. It is a fantastic read from start to finish!” Gamified.co.uk
“Eating Robots is a strong collection that melds together coherently into a near-future dystopian vision that extrapolates upon and slyly comments on trends and tendencies today. Like all good Science Fiction should.” Allen Ashley, British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition judge.
“This collection offers an insightful, often worrying, set of thought experiments on the possible unintended consequences of near future AI.” Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics.
“A fizzingly inventive collection of nearly three dozen short stories from an author rapidly establishing himself as the leading voice on how technology may determine the ways in which societies and individuals are structrured in the years to come.” Paul Simon, Morning Star (Full review)
“A fun collection of thought-provoking short stories that hover on the boundary fence between science fiction and science fact. The author is definitely one to watch or, in this case, read!” Justin Richards, British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT (full review).
“A well-crafted, highly imaginative collection of ideas that are inescapably relevant to our era. At times it is terrifying. Other times it is whimsical. But every instalment is food for thought.” Orchid’s Lantern.
Provocations: if you want some prompt questions for your book club, debating society, the pub, and so on, there’s a few to get you started here.