Writer, Illustrator, Philosopher
The lovely folks over at Shepherd have kindly asked me to select my top 5 books on a topic associated with one of my books. So naturally I chose MUNKi and our continuing struggles with technology, and the name of my book list is whimsically entitled, The best books on why we should rise up against our robot overlords.
In case you’ve not heard of it (and it is new), Shepherd is a book recommendation site where authors are invited to pick their favourite books on a particular topic – which can be anything at all – and readers can search these lists in various ways. So, you can search by Wikipedia topic (e.g. neo-Luddism), keyword (e.g. hackers), favourite author (e.g. William Gibson) or book (e.g. Neuromancer), or just browse idly through everything – it’s delightfully easy to get lost! And not an ad in sight.
Anyway, please check out my list and have a good poke around the site. There are some cool lists on there. I really do hope it takes off, as it will be a great alternative to futilely trawling Goodreads and Amazon. And they’re a very friendly bunch.
Thanks to Ben at Shepherd.com for the opportunity, and to Dr Michael Raymer for the recommendation.
Gareth Southwell is a philosopher, writer and illustrator from the UK. He is the author of the near-future sci-fi novel MUNKi, published by WoodPig Press, which concerns robots, the hunt for the Technological Singularity, and people swearing in Welsh.
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