Top 10 Robot Romance
: Alex + Ada, Vol. 1, Metallic Love, The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man, He, She and It, Nekropolis, Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy, Ex Machina: Screenplay, The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories, Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 3: Strange Visitors from Another Century, Silently and Very Fast
Awwww. I'm all aflutter with feelings!
I wasn't exactly expecting to feel that way when I found out this was about sentient AI, you know? Most of the time, these stories just terrify me!
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
Whatever. This made me feel kinda warm...
In her now-classic tale The Silver Metal Lover, award-winning author Tanith Lee told the spellbinding story of Jane and her forbidden love for a robot named Silver. In this stunning follow-up, the legend of their tragic romance lives on. But nothing is as it was–or as it seems.…
As an orphan...
The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man
The Vision wants to be human, and what's more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning, to the laboratory where Ultron created him and molded him into a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his given destiny and imagined that he could be more -that he could be a man. There, he builds...
In the middle of the twenty-first century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish free town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah,...
|Author||Maureen F. McHugh|
Fleeing an empty future in the Nekropolis, twenty-one-year-old Hariba has agreed to have herself "jessed," the technobiological process that will render her subservient to whomever has purchased her service. Indentured in the house of a wealthy merchant, she encounters many wondrous things....
Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy
|Author||Brian K. Vaughan|
I read Pride and Joy as part of a larger volume years ago, but what with my daughter wanting me to watch the tv show with her, I thought it was probably time to dust off the cobwebs and do a re-read.
And, hey! This was still a cool story.
The basic premise is that these kids discover their...
Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company.
But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating...
The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories
Andrew was one of Earth's first house robot domestic servants—smoothly designed and functional. But when Andrew started to develop special talents which exceeded the confines of his allotted positronic pathways, he abandoned his domestic duties in favour of more intellectual pursuits. As time...
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 3: Strange Visitors from Another Century
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 3: SUPERGIRL Written by Mark Waid & Tony Bedard Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Mick Gray Cover by Kitson A new collection featuring THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #14-15 and SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #16-19! The 21st Century's Girl of Steel wakes up...
|Author||Catherynne M. Valente|
Fantastist Catherynne M. Valente takes on the folklore of artificial intelligence in this brand new, original novella of technology, identity, and an uncertain mechanized future.
Neva is dreaming. But she is not alone. A mysterious machine entity called Elefsis haunts her and the members...
Originally published on Tor.com, Rachel Swirsky's contemporary tale of love in all its forms—and of one robot's quest to know it, and himself, on his own terms—is a finalist for the 2010 Hugo Award and the 2010 Locus Award.
Rachel Swirsky's short fiction has appeared in Weird Tales, Fantasy...
|Author||Jeffrey A. Carver|
For forty years, the Twelve Colonies of Man experienced peace, united since the war against the man-made Cylons. The Cylons, mechanical beings created to perform the manual labor civilization required, were gone forever…or so humanity thought.
But in those years, the Cylons developed...
Crossover is the first novel in a series which follows the adventures of Cassandra Kresnov, an artificial person, or android, created by the League, one side of an interstellar war against the more powerful, conservative Federation. Cassandra is an experimental design — more intelligent, more...