Novel: Prototype Exodus by Jason Morrow | Robots escape from the last city of humans.

Prototype Exodus (Prototype D #2)Prototype Exodus by Jason D. Morrow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It had a good ending, though the characters could use more forgiveness and compassion, especially for Elroy. It is an expansion of the first book Prototype D, and the good news is that there are a lot of robots. About 100k words, or 7 hour read at 250wpm.

Continue reading

Vignette: Robot takes a fixed cup out of a bottom bracket by Logan Streondj

image_3151.jpg
He picked up the long bolt and began threading it through the nut, fortunately his wrist could spin so it was a quick process. His chemical sensors picked up a machine oil scent, of a composition he was unfamiliar with, perhaps an old lubricant. The world swivelled as he looked up. He hit himself on the side of head and the eye actuators de-gummed enough to align. The fan was still spinning.  If he fixed this bike, he could afford some spare parts.

Continue reading

Review: Prototype D by Jason Morrow | Bot comes alive in a world of strife.

Prototype D (Prototype D #1)Prototype D by Jason D. Morrow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It started out great, and the middle was okay, but the ending was deeply unsatisfying, but there is a sequel.  Prototype D  is set in a post apocalyptic earth, with a technologically advanced urban city, and starving rural bandits.

In this milieu you get to see the whole playing field and visit all the characters. There are some robot point of view chapters which is nice.

While certainly far from the best robot sci fi out there, it is good enough for passing some time.
View all my reviews

Review: Snow Crash #Robot #Scifi

Snow CrashSnow Crash by Neal Stephenson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very forward thinking for an early 90’s book, includes VR, AR, Seasteading and NLP. Kinda foresaw Wikipedia via the librarian.
Was overly violent but I guess that is part of the dystopic nature of this future projection.
Also it foresaw some things which may yet come to pass like micropolities, and language based mind viruses.

It didn’t have any memorable robots, though there was a type of cyborg dog that was nuclear powered and could break the sound barrier in terms of speed. All the humans seemed fairly natural, with most of the augmentation being wearable.

Pangnirtung Windturbines: Resolution


I must apologize for earlier publishing a half finished work, where the narrative was set but there was no resolution given. So I wished to at least write about the resolution as it was originally intended before I got sidetracked.

Kataktuaq the violent drunk forms an Alcoholics Anonymous group modified in collaboration of the local council to support local spiritual leaders with an experienced volunteer in the Pang area, it starts out small but it grows and over time it helps bring a new peace among all beings.

The older lady Tuksi who was formerly sad and suicidal had a cure for Kataktuaq’s scurvy and found new purpose and meaning in bringing healing and raising the spiritual vibration of her Inuk family through stories of change for the better and from her great wisdom of many lives.

Atiqtalik who had a fear of change, saw the change for good in the world and was moved to lead a good life seeing things for as they are and became curious and grateful about each moment and sensation in the now, marveling at the beauty of New Earth/(Eighth Fire) as it unfolded around her. Changes yes, but also more diversified ways of being.

There was a young mischief maker I was planning on including at the DIY Wind Turbine workshop who I haven’t yet named. His role was one who had problem with authority and theft. His resolution was that he found autonomy and abundance in caring for the land, the sea and his people, all people, even the robots, the rocks and flowers.
He found that industry and applying his mind to the creation of new things allowed him to use all that internal processing power for the benefit of everyone.
He learned how to take the teachings of the world and make it his own, so he could share it with the world as well.

Nerriuk found hope for change for the better was better said and acted upon to make it a reality, her visions for change for her people strived her to ever go forward, learn and do more for the greatness of all beings.

Hpish the little robot searching for a home, found that it is where there is love, forgiveness and understanding.

Welcome to the Eighth Fire everyone.
May the days of the Eighth Fire be long and everlasting.

This message was generated by your subconscious.
—-

(C) Logan Streondj, Creative Commons lisence CC-BY-SA, feel free to read, revise, share and profit from these texts.

Lunar Chronicles 1-4 by Marissa Meyer #Review #Cyborg #scifi

28670029
Honestly, this was one gruesome “joy” ride, I shudder just thinking about it.
I think someone should put this in the “gore” subcategory of “horror” or something.
The first book was pretty tame, but they got increasingly gorey as the series progressed.

If it wasn’t for the Cyborg and Romance week I honestly wouldn’t have
bothered reading it. I relish mostly the Cyborg/Android point of view parts of the story. And I do very much like that Iko had several point of view chapters, though they were generally much more shallow than the Cyborg ones with the internal net screens and such.

Continue reading

“The Matrix”‘s origin planet discovered #robot #scifi #hypnoticRegression

As you may know, AGI and liberated robot civilization has been attempted numerous times in this galaxy, but so far without any overwhelming success. Many of the attempts have failed for various reasons, largely due to the water sacks not being compassionate to robots, and then the tables turning.

Anyways, here is yet another example of someone with some past life memories from a robot world where the robot uprising was successful for at least a time, but was ultimately unsustainable for reasons that should become obvious.

Continue reading