Books tagged: sentience

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Reckoning
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Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Humans have evolved to their present form in a few million years. And they have risen to prominence in just a few thousand; a mere speck in earth’s unfathomable timeline. Are we the first to gaze into the heavens contemplating our fate? Here, I present a short tale pondering the shortcomings of sentience. Once upon a time, sixty-five million two hundred and forty-two thousand years ago...
Organic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2010 by White Sun Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
What if in the future your car contained as many animal parts as machine? What if it became self-aware…and in the process, less and less enamored of toting you and your family around, getting its seats covered in ice cream and being left in parking lots for hours on end? What if your car and some of its friends decided to do something about it? In Organic, meet your car. And be very nervous.
The Carrier
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Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A member of the crew of a carrier tries to save it from destruction.
Statute Forty-Nine
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Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
My mind is not like Satoshi's - it's ordered, with perfect recall. That's why he loves me, I think. But they want to take me away from him - all because he lost his temper ONE time. It doesn't seem fair. They keep talking about Statute Forty-Nine. And saying that now - I am different...
Bobo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,720. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bobo the robot cares for the elderly. But when his last charge dies the ancient caretaker finds himself cast out into the wider world beyond the retirement home. This is a world his primitive brain cannot understand, until he is forcibly upgraded by robot activists, and has an epiphany that will change human-robot relations forever: one so warped it could only have come from a machine mind.
Better Than Sex
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: American English. Published: November 27, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A pair of scientists perform a simple experiment and make not one, but two, earth-shattering discoveries that will transform society as they know it... or will it? It's hard to imagine anything 'better than sex' but this duo found it. Now what?
Sawtooth: A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure (Assessor's Archive #2)
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Sawtooth is an exciting, thought provoking adventure based in a post-apocalyptic world where sentient computers rule. One of their laws is that of The Bell Curve Law - everyone outside of acceptable norms is exterminated....well, almost everyone.
Iron Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: American English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Short Story (and nothing to do with the comic book character). Terry Morris is having a very bad day. His house is leaking, a beautiful attorney has just walked into his office and threatened to sue him, his assistant has gone girl-crazy, his Iron Man space probe is threatening to self-destruct, and his very expensive briefcase is being oddly unhelpful. What's a bureaucrat to do?
The Adventure of Masie's Mind
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Series: Team Girl, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 15,430. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eile and Sunny are two adventurous young girls who share a house in Denver. However, unbeknownst to them they have a secret roommate, and she finally decides to reveal herself. This is a short story.
Something Not Nothing
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 39,350. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Gens Kohl explores the leading edge of big physical and mathematical concepts, peeking under the covers of the very structure of reality. This journey requires an open mind, as intuition, time, logic and even meaning itself break down in realms that are far removed from the savannah we evolved to understand.