Popsugar 2020 - A Book with a Robot, Cyborg, and/or AI

Top 10 Popsugar 2020 - A Book with a Robot, Cyborg, and/or AI : Etiquette & Espionage, Saga, Vol. 1, Stars Above, The Windup Girl, Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol, I, Robot, Exit Strategy, The Caves of Steel, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Etiquette & Espionage
AuthorGail Carriger
It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper...
Saga, Vol. 1
AuthorBrian K. Vaughan
ISBN1607066017
When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds....
Stars Above
AuthorMarissa Meyer
ISBN1250091845
The enchantment continues....

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the...
The Windup Girl
AuthorPaolo Bacigalupi
ISBN1597801577
Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...

Emiko is the Windup...
Artificial Condition
AuthorMartha Wells
ISBN1250186927
It has a dark past – one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.

Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want...
Rogue Protocol
AuthorMartha Wells
ISBN1250191785
"Or Miki was a bot who had never been abused or lied to or treated with anything but indulgent kindness. It really thought its humans were its friends, because that's how they treated it.
I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private."

Murderbot...
I, Robot
AuthorIsaac Asimov
ISBN0553803700
The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as...
Exit Strategy
AuthorMartha Wells
The fourth and final part of the Murderbot Diaries series that began with All Systems Red.Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous...
The Caves of Steel
AuthorIsaac Asimov
ISBN0586008357
A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work...
AuthorArthur C. Clarke
ISBN0451457994
On the Moon, an enigma is uncovered.

So great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent out deep into our solar system.

But long before their destination is reached, things begin to go horribly, inexplicably wrong...

One of the greatest-selling...
The Wild Robot
AuthorPeter Brown
ISBN0316381993
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries...
Curtsies & Conspiracies
AuthorGail Carriger
Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?

Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing...
He, She and It
AuthorMarge Piercy
ISBN0449220605
In the middle of the twenty-first century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish free town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah,...
The Perfect Wife
AuthorJ.P. Delaney
ISBN1524796743
The perfect life. The perfect love.

Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He's a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley's most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that...
Exhalation: Stories
AuthorTed Chiang
An alternate cover edition for this book can be found here.

From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story "The Story of Your Life" was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited new collection of stunningly original, humane, and already...
Lock In
AuthorJohn Scalzi
ISBN0765375869
Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake...
Head On
AuthorJohn Scalzi
John Scalzi returns with Head On, the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world...
Ancillary Mercy
AuthorAnn Leckie
ISBN0356502422
For just a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist—someone who might be a refugee from a ship that's been hiding beyond the empire's reach for three thousand years. In the meantime a messenger...
Zita the Spacegirl
AuthorBen Hatke
ISBN1596434465
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Zita's life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.

When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new...
AuthorCatherynne M. Valente
ISBN1936896001
Fantastist Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future.

Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members...
Dust
AuthorElizabeth Bear
On a broken ship orbiting a doomed sun, dwellers have grown complacent with their aging metal world. But when a serving girl frees a captive noblewoman, the old order is about to change....

Ariane, Princess of the House of Rule, was known to be fiercely cold-blooded. But severing an angel’s...
Made to Kill
AuthorAdam Christopher
It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office--young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine--after...
Robots vs. Fairies
AuthorDominik Parisien
ISBN1481462369
A unique anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question: Who is more awesome—robots or fairies?

Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match!

People...
AuthorClifford D. Simak
Simak's "City" is a series of connected stories, a series of legends, myths, and campfire stories told by Dogs about the end of human civilization, centering on the Webster family, who, among their other accomplishments, designed the ships that took Men to the stars and gave Dogs the gift of speech and...
Descender, Vol. 6: The Machine War
AuthorJeff Lemire
ISBN1534306900
A new, cataclysmic chapter of the Descender saga is here! All the various factions who have been hunting Tim-21 finally converge around the ocean planet, Mata just as the robots launch their galaxy wide revolution! But nothing can prepare the young android Tim, or the readers, for what happens next....
Descender, Vol. 5: Rise of the Robots
AuthorJeff Lemire
ISBN1534303456
The first major DESCENDER event is here. This is what it has all been building to. The Robot Resistance rises up and tightens its iron grip in the universe as the origins of the Harvesters are finally revealed and the galaxy is thrown into all-out war! A new chapter of the sci-fi epic begins here by superstar...
AuthorJeff Lemire
ISBN1534301933
Tim-21, Telsa and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his rag-tag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller's revealtions.
A new chapter of the heartfelt Sci Fi...
Descender, Vol. 3: Singularities
AuthorJeff Lemire
ISBN1632158787
Volume 3: 5 issues, each devoted to the backstories of principal characters dating back to ten years up to the present action, to help us better understand what is going. Which is a lot. Tim 22, Telsa, Effie (and Andy), Bandit the Robot dog, Driller (the Killer). This is not Vaughn’s Saga with clever...
Descender, Vol. 2: Machine Moon
AuthorJeff Lemire
ISBN1632156768
I was so happy to pick this up in my local comic shop and I knew I would love it as I did with the first one. This one I felt was even better with not only artwork that's stunning but also a beautifully developing story line which is really starting to make a bit more sense now. I love the emotional connection we...
Perdido Street Station
AuthorChina Miéville
ISBN0345459407
Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies the city of New Crobuzon, where the unsavory deal is stranger to no one--not even to Isaac, a gifted and eccentric scientist who has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known...
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