Tag Archives: gender

Making Judgements

Warning: Offensive language and triggers aplenty. Apologies in advance. Female sexbots are hated – why? What about the men who own and use them? Which of the following statements do you agree with? The sexbot-as-machine is: A deceiver, an unfeeling … Continue reading

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What gender?

What gender is she, this mechanical toy? With her beautiful face set in permanent joy… Does a dress and a wig make a girl from a boy? What gender is he, this automaton thing? With his clockwork face and his … Continue reading

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Cold War Relics (James Bond) – Epilogue: Getting the girl

James peered into the hole, wondering just how far down into the black depths of the Earth it went. Iron rungs embedded in the uneven wall formed a ladder. James glanced around the office, searched the drawers in the desk, … Continue reading

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Cold War Relics (James Bond) – Episode 10: An explosive end

She was too late. The bombs and the Red Queen were gone from the film studio. Only two technicians remained there, and they opened fire the moment James peeked inside. Had they been better shots, it might have ended there … Continue reading

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Cold War Relics (James Bond) – Episode 9: The dastardly plan

The man in the armchair was fiftyish with greying hair. He held his glasses in one hand as if reluctant to put them on, or indeed to see anything ever again. His expression was haunted, fearful, and his blue eyes … Continue reading

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Cold War Relics (James Bond) – Episode 8: Search for the Secret Base

Back at the safe house, towels wrapped about damp clothing for warmth, James and Felicity studied a map of northern Italy and the Alps. “We tracked the container from Venice to the rail port in Domodossola,” Felicity said, tracing the … Continue reading

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Cold War Relics (James Bond) – Episode 7: An over-complicated death

The Lineola was gone, taking the Red Queen with it. “They cast off immediately after they returned,” Q said. He had secretly placed a camera in the marina and had watched from the safety and comfort of the MI6 safe … Continue reading

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