When HARLIE Was One: Release 2.0

When HARLIE Was One: Release 2.0

by David Gerrold

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Overview

“An outstanding science fiction tale” from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of Star Trek’s “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode (San Jose Mercury News).
 
H.A.R.L.I.E. (Human Analog Replication, Lethetic Intelligence Engine) is an artificially intelligent machine. David Auberson, the psychologist responsible for guiding HARLIE from childhood into adulthood, struggles to understand his erratic behavior.
 
When humans begin vocalizing their wishes that HARLIE be shut down, he has to prove his existence and value to his warm-blooded counterparts. Throughout HARLIE’s fight to stay alive, Auberson discovers the machine has a vast knowledge and understanding of life, love, and logic, posing the philosophical question of whether or not HARLIE is human, and for that matter, what it means to be human.
 
Nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel of the Year, the themes of love and discovery in When HARLIE Was One are even more important today than when first published.
 
“One of the most delightful novels about computers around.”—Byte
 
“It may well turn out to be the definitive novel of artificial intelligence; even if it doesn’t, Gerrold made the best attack on the theme yet.”—Renaissance
 
“Light, brisk, full of ideas . . . a bit like a mix of Robert Heinlein and Harlan Ellison (if you can believe that).”—Locus
 
“Quite simply, When HARLIE Was One is great science fiction. HARLIE is real and the novel is real. Don’t miss it.”—Luna Monthly
 
“Gerrold proves what a fine science fiction writer he can be. This is a first-rate novel.”—IF magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939529466
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 287
Sales rank: 277,931
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A Hugo and Nebula award winner, David Gerrold is the author of more than 50 books, several hundred articles and columns, and more than a dozen television episodes.

His books include When HARLIE Was One, The Man Who Folded Himself, The War Against the Chtorr septology, The Star Wolf trilogy, The Dingilliad young adult trilogy, and the award-winning autobiographical tale of his son’s adoption, The Martian Child. TV credits include episodes of Star Trek (“The Trouble With Tribbles,” “The Cloud Minders”), Star Trek Animated (“More Tribbles, More Troubles,” “Bem”), Babylon 5 (“Believers”), Twilight Zone (“A Day In Beaumont,” “A Saucer Of Loneliness”), Land of the Lost (“Cha-Ka,” “The Sleestak God,” “Hurricane,” “Possession,” “Circle”), Tales from the Darkside (“Levitation,” “If the Shoes Fit”), Logan’s Run (“Man Out of Time”), and more.

David Gerrold is a figment of his own imagination.

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