" This was an interesting collection of stories. I admit I picked it up after the movie Real Steel to see if the movie was anything like the story. The both involved robot boxing was the only similarity. In the story the boxer is an out-dated, broken down model due for a fight. The mechanic tells the owner that this fight will probably be the last and not even a very good one. The owner dons the armor of the robot and fights the fight himself. This is not a story about triumph, it is a story about human stubbornness and stupidity. Most of the stories are. In futuristic settings with amazing technology and human nature does not change. We remain stubborn, petty, selfish, and arrogant. "
— Hobbes, 2/12/2014