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The stories of Ibis

Translated by Takami Nieda

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In a world where humans are a minority and androids have created their own civilization, a wandering storyteller meets the beautiful android Ibis. She tells him seven stories of human/android interaction in order to reveal the secret behind humanity’s fall. The stories that Ibis speaks of are the “seven novels” about the events surrounding the announcements of the development of artificial intelligence (Ai) in the 20th and 21st centuries. At a glance, these stories do not appear to have any sort of connection, but what is the true meaning behind them? What are Ibis’s real intentions?

japanese title: Ai no monogatari
notes: Japanese title: Ai no monogatari. Contents: The universe on my hands, A romance in virtual space, Mirror girl, Black hole diver, A world where justice is just, The day shion came, Ai’s story.
subjects: Androids
Artificial intelligence
Science fiction, Japanese, Translations into English
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781421534404
OCLC number: 435420986
publisher: Haikasoru
publication place: San Francisco
japanese publication date: 2006
english publication date: 2010
document type: Book
description: 425 p. ; 21 cm.