Upgraded is a phenomenal collection of speculative fiction. The stories range from investigative mystery to post-apocalyptic, self-discovery to exploration of humanity. Authors create cyborgs in unique ways and applications. Characters possess cybernetic parts and enhancements for self-gain, for overcoming disability, for peace, for war, to survive or helpless as the cybernetics subsume who they were. Some of the stories come across as impossibly futuristic, and others eerily like they could touch on reality in a matter of years.
I highly recommend this collection to readers of speculative fiction, particularly those who like stories of AI, robotics, and cybernetics.
Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of NetGalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.