Fiction writers fear the rise of AI, but also see it as a story to tell

Many book writers, represented by over 10,000 endorsements from the Authors Guild

– express concern about AI's threat to creativity and livelihood, advocating against the unauthorized use of copyrighted material by AI companies.

– Simultaneously, AI has become a compelling narrative element for a growing number of novelists and short story writers, expanding beyond the confines of science fiction.

– AI's significance in societal imagination is akin to major global issues like politics, pandemic, and climate change, driving writers to envision worlds transformed by AI.

– Helen Phillips, author of "Hum," shares her mixed emotions, highlighting a balance between fascination and fear of AI, reflected in her upcoming novel.

– AI-related concepts are increasingly prevalent in book proposals, reflecting the influence of current cultural trends on fiction.

Anticipated AI-themed novels in the near future include works like Sean Michaels' "Do You Remember Being Born?"

involving collaboration between a poet and an AI poetry company, Bryan Van Dyke’s "In Our Likeness" centered around a fact-checking AI program,

– and A.E. Osworth’s "Awakened," which explores the clash between a gay witch and AI.