This is a collection of seven contemporary robot tales written by some of today's most acclaimed science-fiction authors.
A sentient war machine combs a beach for trinkets to create memorials for its fallen comrades in the Hugo Award-winning story, Tideline, by Elizabeth Bear. In Balancing Accounts, by James Cambias, a small-time independent robotic space tug is hired by a mysterious client for a voyage between two of Saturn's moons. The Seventh Expression of the Robot General, by Jeffrey Ford, involves a robot general coming to grips with his position in a world that no longer requires, or even understands, his role. A city awakens its ancient guardian as it is about to be invaded by a mining company in Shining Armour by Dominic Green.
In The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm, by Daryl Gregory, a country ruled by a super villain comes under attack by American super heroes. In Sanjeev and Robotwallah, by Ian McDonald, a young boy becomes enamored with the armed robots that do the fighting in a Civil War and the celebrity boy-soldier's who pilot them. A robot acting as a scarecrow could be a desperate boy's one chance of staying alive in The Scarecrow's Boy by Michael Swanwick.
These are unabridged readings by Amy Bruce and J. P. Linton. Download and start listening now!