Oct 8, 2013 — Ann Leckie's debut novel, Ancillary Justice, is the tale of former starship AI Breq. Now an autonomous human, Breq is out to kill the devious dictator who rules her corner of the galaxy. Reviewer Genevieve Valentine says Ancillary Justice is "a space opera that skillfully handles both choruses and arias."
Aug 23, 2012 — In fiction, Robert Harris explores a financial crash and Jennifer DuBois recounts a fateful meeting. In nonfiction, Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze how the U.S. lags, Tony Horwitz looks at abolitionist John Brown and Adam Gopnik considers the meaning of food.
Apr 18, 2012 — Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo is back, along with filmmaker Albert Brooks, whose first novel is about America in the year 2030. There's also Jo Ann Beard's debut novel about a 14-year-old in the 1970s; James Tate's selected poems; and technology writer Stephen Baker's look at the computer that competed against humans on Jeopardy!
Feb 6, 2012 — Robert Harris' new novel explores the scary possibilities of the computerized world we have created for ourselves.
Jun 8, 2011 — A virus turns domestic robots, auto-drive cars and even children's toys into ruthlessly efficient engines of destruction in Daniel H. Wilson's debut novel Robopocalypse.
Mar 21, 2007 — Today's robots are more fun than ferocious, and scientists are making wires and chips increasingly human-like. Lee Gutkind examines robots in a new book, Almost Human: Making Robots Think.