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Hugh Howey is known for crafting riveting and immersive tales 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 15 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 an addictive and thought-provoking selection of short works - from a modern master at the top of his game.
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By Joshua on 03-30-18
Some Good, Some Not So Much
Some authors excel at long form stories and some are best in the short story. A few are great at both. Hugh Howey is interesting because most of his books are comparatively short, and even his most famous work (Wool) was published as a series of novellas.
This series of short works covers most of Howey’s short stories collected in one place, and as you may expect, it’s hit or miss. There are some good ones and some that miss the mark, and a few new Wool stories too. None are overly long.
While not one for the annals of Howey’s best works, it should appeal to his fans and fans of his other series.
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By Jamestown Bill on 04-18-18
Some good, some not for me
I found a few of the stories very thought provoking. Others I was meh on. I should say I’m not really a short story reader but am a Howie fan. I think I enjoyed his thoughts on his stories between the entries more than the stories. Found it cool as well that he read those parts himself. I’d recommend the book to short story fans for sure.