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A new collection of stories, including some that have never before been seen, from the New York Times best-selling author of the Silo trilogy
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.
©2017 Hugh Howey (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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By Rick on 11-14-17

Insightful and entertaining!

I am a long time fan of Hugh Hosts and it was great to be back in his head again. The stories were all very entertaining, if at times weirder than others. I enjoyed both narrators and especially each afterword from Hugh himself.

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By korneel on 11-08-17

Hopefully a new start of more to come

It has bin 2 years since H. Howeys last work in fiction appeared here, i'm very glad to see anything by this point and i hope its not the last for another 2 years.

I planned to give this book 4 stars like most others until somewhere in the middle i stumble upon a story with a very controversial ending. I have no doubt that many people will dislike it and give this work a low rating because of that. To me this points out that its written to be a great story, not to be liked by the majority of people.

In general i'm not a huge fan of short stories, they tend to be lacking and are mostly second rate stories that are not good enough for a full novel, but with this release i'm wondering why half of this stories are not worked out as full novels, there too good to stay this short.

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