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The War of the Worlds, or: Three Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

Three is a recurring number in science fiction. We’re familiar with animals with four legs, and humans with two, and many various creatures with even numbers of legs, so in seeking to conjure up images of the alien it is … Continue reading

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Gravity – Alternative Ending

The two astronauts glided through the almost perfect vacuum of Low Earth Orbital space, connected to nothing but each other. Ten metres of braided steel tether, strong enough to support half a tonne down on Earth where people actually had … Continue reading

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Machine

★★★★★ Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk goodreads Jennifer Pelland’s website Jennifer Pelland’s Captive Girl (see review), is a slightly disturbing love story between a woman so integrated with machinery that she is effectively disabled and the scientist who needs her to be that … Continue reading

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The Sexbot as Protagonist: rules, and an excerpt

I have in the past written rules for writing vampire characters and rules for writing succubus characters, and inevitably I turn now to the rules for writing sexbot characters. I remember reading somewhere – and I wish I could find … Continue reading

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Alexis has new boots

Alexis has new boots black leather about a fibula not cost-effective to repair let her crawl to the scrap heap it’s good to recycle but Alexis has new boots from an admirer… but surely none could admire her… machinery of … Continue reading

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A New Bot

“My bot broke last night.” “Again? That’s the third time this year. What’s the damage?” “Her memory’s faulty. Needs to be replaced completely, and her kind of memory isn’t produced any more. It would cost a fortune.” “That sucks. Time … Continue reading

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Elusive Radiance

★★★★★ Pride Publishing Aidee Ladnier’s blog Goodreads Amazon Kobo iBooks Barnes and Noble Aidee Ladnier had a lovely guest post on this blog last month (Why I Love Science Fiction Romance) and I was curious enough to pick up her … Continue reading

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