Tag Archives: Robotics

I, Angelica

Notorious android murderess Angelica X shares her story, as told to Wesley O. Cohen Art by Luke Spooner This is what I tell the others: if he had made me out of bones, Dr. Fleischmann would have liked me better. … Continue reading

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The Fatalism of the Automatons

An account by Captain Walter Budanov and Samuel Walter, as provided by Jon Hartless Art by America Jones Captain Budanov’s diary, whaling vessel Demeter. October 4th, 1886 Three months now in these ice floes. Petersburg seems but a distant memory, … Continue reading

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Calvante’s Maiden

An essay by Dr. Henrietta Bolingbroke, as provided by Bobby O’Rourke Art by Errow Collins [Excerpt from “The Madness of Giacomo Calvante” by Dr. Henrietta Bolingbroke, originally published in New Italian Literary Studies, 22 June 2015] … intensely excited to … Continue reading

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A Formal Apology for Recent Developments

A letter by Hansel Calloway, as provided by Church Lieu Art by Justine McGreevy To Whom It May Concern: It has come to my attention that my most recent paper, as published in the Vanguard journal on applied artificial intelligence, … Continue reading

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Observations on the Emotions of Science

An essay by Dr. Nisha Gupta, as provided by Tamoha Sengupta Art by Leigh Legler Today, at breakfast, my sister and I had another fight over the old topic. “Your problem, Nisha, is that you think about logic too intensely. … Continue reading

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The Assessment

An essay by Doctor Riya Khan, as provided by Farah Ghuznavi Art by Justine McGreevy I’m not crazy, you know, even if they’ve sent me to you for an assessment! That’s the first step they take with any behavior considered deviant. But … Continue reading

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Escapement, or The Contemporary Coppelius

An essay by Euphemia Thorniwork, as provided by Judith Field Art by Ariel Alian Wilson London, November 1888 Two days after Uncle Eric’s funeral, there was another murder in Whitechapel. I am ashamed to admit that I felt relief at … Continue reading

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The Nightingale of Atlantic City

An essay by W. M. Higgins, as provided by Meg Merriet Art by Leigh Legler Her melodies, no matter what song was requested, haunted the dreams and nightmares of mortal men. When the Nightingale sang, the sound of silverware and polite … Continue reading

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A Bright Future

An essay by Keeper, as provided by Jamie Lackey Art by Justine McGreevy I strode through the long twilight shadows. My metal feet clanged against the cobbles as I dodged plumes of noxious steam rising from manhole covers and jumped … Continue reading

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Robot Ethics and the Turkish Turtledove

An essay by Mando Viday, as provided by Django Mathijsen Dylah wasn’t the prettiest girl I’ve ever known. Still she is the only one I often recalled with melancholy and even regret. Because although we’d been close, we’d never become … Continue reading

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