Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories by Hugh Howey

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Read Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories 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.   

Title : Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories
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ISBN : 1328767523
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

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

Anima rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Tom rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Anna rated it ★★★★★

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...

Uzma rated it ★★☆☆☆

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...

Helen rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Michael rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2017

Hugh Howey is the author of the Silo series. I have wanted to read that series and have even downloaded it but I have not gotten to it yet. Having said that, I was really excited to review Machine Learning. This is a great collection of short stories written by Hugh. Three do revolve around the S...

Joseph rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2017

Howey has a way of writing that I find really enjoyable. Metaphors and descriptions merely in passing that are so witty and clever (without sounding outlandish or forced) that they draw me in as a reader. That is especially important in short stories such as these. But most interesting to me was t...

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