The Moment of Eclipse by Brian W. AldissTheres No Time Like the Future...
... and here Brian W. Aldiss proves it brilliantly in fourteen stories of devastating power. From outrageous satire to haunting fantasy, the renowned author of such science fiction classics as Greybeard and Hothouse displays his unmatched talent for creating tales that illuminate times-to-come with the disconcerting intensity of a cobalt bombs heat-flash...
Perhaps his best short story collection for a long while - Michael Moorcock
Weird, solid tales treated with polish and intelligence - Sunday Express
Cover illustration: Peter Goodfellow
The Moment of Eclipse (1969)
The Day We Embarked for Cythera... (1970)
Orgy of the Living and the Dying (1970)
Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (1969)
The Village Swindler (1968)
Down the Up Escalation (1967)
That Uncomfortable Pause between Life and Art... (1969)
Heresies of the Huge God (1966)
The Circulation of the Blood... (1966)
...And the Stagnation of the Heart (1968)
The Worm That Flies (1968)
Working in the Spaceship Yards (1969)
Science Fiction Short Story & Film Analysis, 5-Day Lit. & Movie Worksheets, CCSS
Permissions : This work is protected by copyright and may be linked to without seeking permission. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Please contact mpub-help umich. For more information, read Michigan Publishing's access and usage policy. Artificial Intelligence a blond, innocent-looking boy, played by the remarkable child actor Haley Joel Osment, goes to bed with his beautiful, dark-haired mother, played by the equally remarkable Frances O'Connor. The two are alone in what looks like a California-modern house located somewhere beyond the city.
If you could explain what the theme of this story is in one word, what would it be? What is wrong with David, in your opinion? He wants his mom to love him. What do you think the author is trying to say about what it means to be human? Being human is to be able to express yourself fully, in many different ways.
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The short story deals with the ethical questions of artificial intelligence. Is it possible for a machine to have a mind and consciousness? Can it feel? Furthermore the short story calls into question of what is real and unreal. We are not told the historical time of the story , but judging from the content, then it must take place in the future.