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The memory librarian : and other stories of dirty computer

Monáe, Janelle (author.). Delgado, Yohanca, (author.). Ewing, Eve L., (author.). Johnson, Alaya Dawn, 1982- (author.). Lore, Danny, (author.). Thomas, Sheree R., (author.).


Summary: "Whoever controls our memories controls the future. Janelle Monáe and an incredible array of talented collaborating creators have written a collection of tales comprising the bold vision and powerful themes that have made Monáe such a compelling and celebrated storyteller. Dirty Computer introduced a world in which thoughts-as a means of self-conception-could be controlled or erased by a select few. And whether human, A.I., or other, your life and sentience was dictated by those who'd convinced themselves they had the right to decide your fate. That was until Jane 57821 decided to remember and break free. Expanding from that mythos, these stories fully explore what it's like to live in such a totalitarian existence...and what it takes to get out of it. Building off the traditions of speculative writers such as Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Becky Chambers, and Nnedi Okorafor-and filled with the artistic genius and powerful themes that have made Monáe a worldwide icon in the first place-The Memory Librarian serves readers tales grounded in the human trials of identity expression, technology, and love, but also reaching through to the worlds of memory and time within, and the stakes and power that exists there"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780008512422 (ePub ebook)
  • ISBN: 000851240X
  • ISBN: 9780008512408
  • ISBN: 9780063070899
  • ISBN: 006307088X
  • ISBN: 9780063070882
  • ISBN: 0063070871
  • ISBN: 9780063070875
  • Physical Description: xi, 321 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]
  • Badges:
    • Most Copies: 2 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Breaking Dawn / by Janelle Monáe -- The Memory Librarian / by Janelle Monáe & Alaya Dawn Johnson -- Nevermind / by Janelle Monáe & Danny Lore -- Timebox / by Janelle Monáe & Eve L. Ewing -- Save Changes / by Janelle Monáe & Yohanca Delgado -- Timebox Altar(ed) / by Janelle Monáe & Sheree Renee Thomas.
Subject: Artificial intelligence Fiction
Totalitarianism Fiction
Science fiction, American
Intelligence artificielle Romans, nouvelles, etc
Totalitarisme Romans, nouvelles, etc
Science fiction, American
Genre: Nouvelles.
Short stories.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Science fiction.
short stories.
Short stories.
Science fiction.

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